Life without Matsui so far:
May 11th = 3 runs
May 12th = 2 runs
May 13th = 4 runs
May 14th = 1 run
May 15th = 2 runs
That’s 2.4 runs per game for the Yankees, for those scoring at home.
And, now Giambi has a sore neck – that will not allow him to turn his head. Torre said tonight that it’s not a major scare – but also said “we’ll see” in the morning after they run some tests on Jason.
Imagine a line-up without Giambi, Sheffield, and Matsui. You might see it tomorrow. (Great, I have tickets for the game.)
It’s a shame to waste the effort from Mussina tonight. Speaking of Moose, while he has been great this year, and it’s very appreciated, is anyone in Yankeeland somewhat ticked that it’s coming in the year where he’s probably playing for his next contract? Yes, supposedly Posada spotted that Mussina was tipping his change, and that’s the reason for the turnaround this season. But, is it a Yankees-fan-faux-pas to wonder about a possible salary push being the thing that’s motivating Moose? Then again, as long as he keeps pitching this great, who cares why, right?