• May 16th @ The White Sox – Game 1

    Posted by on May 16th, 2007 · Comments (7)

    Once there was a two-hour delayed calling of yesterday’s game, you knew that Mussina would pitch poorly today…as his routine was altered.

    Moosey just hates it when someone puts a pea under his pillow.

    Still, the Yankees only scored three runs in this contest. So, Mussina would have needed to be razor sharp to get the team a win today. John Danks had one career win and just six big league starts to his credit coming into this game. Yet, the “mighty” Bombers only touched him for 2 runs in 6.3 IP. I think someone has replaced the Yankees bats with wet rolled up newspapers.

    At least Abreu homered.

    Comments on May 16th @ The White Sox – Game 1

    1. Garcia
      May 16th, 2007 | 6:00 pm

      I’m just watching the games and not getting emotional any longer. Just watch, hope for happy ending, and repeat same process next game.

      Wang we need you!!!! Let’s go Yanks!!!!

    2. MJ
      May 16th, 2007 | 6:14 pm

      “Moosey just hates it when someone puts a pea under his pillow.”

      Hysterical phrasing. Sad but true, nonetheless.

      The thing that irks me about Moose – and I’m more or less a fan of his – is how he always pitches just well enough to lose. We score a run? He gives it right back. He never quite looks like shit out there but sometimes you just know it’s not going to end well anyway. Oh well, hopefully Wang’s on his game and our lefties can sort themselves out on Contreras.

    3. JeremyM
      May 16th, 2007 | 6:58 pm

      Yeah, I’m a Moose fan, but this was one of his more disappointing outings. Number one, and I’m only going by Gameday, but he seems to be throwing well, and he gives up the homer to Konerko in the 4th–that’s fine, it’s one run, no big deal. Then he gives up another run, and that’s OK, no big deal again. But then he completely implodes. The team really needed someone to step up and say “f this, let’s get a win” and Moose was the guy that needed to do it. And he blew it. Not to mention it’s a double-header, so the pen is a little taxed now since he couldn’t even get it to the 7th.

      And there were a couple of big spots for some two-out hits, and A-Rod and Cairo came up with nothing, which hurt. And then you have Matt Thornton coming in and blowing guys away for the save as the cherry on top. Hate to say it, but the writing is on the walls, ceilings, and doors right now.

      “When you’re off for a week sometimes you lose a feel on things,” Mussina said. “You lose that extra little finish on pitches. Today I didn’t have the stuff that I would have liked to have and it showed.” This stuff irks me to death. Get over yourself, we don’t need excuses right now.

    4. antone
      May 16th, 2007 | 7:27 pm

      I have to agree with MJ on this one, Mussina has that same affect on me. He’ll look great all game except for one inning. He also seems to give up HRs at the worst possible times.

    5. baileywalk
      May 16th, 2007 | 8:59 pm

      Well, everyone pitches well enough to lose — when they lose. Did Moose pitch well enough to lose in his last two starts (5 IP, 0 ER; 6 IP, 2 ER)?

      The thing with Moose is that he either has it or doesn’t. Even when he threw 93/94 mph, he always had to have a “feel.” Moose doesn’t seem to be one of the those pitchers that can still give you a decent six innings without his good stuff.

      If I have one complaint about Moose, it’s that — more now than ever — he pitches everyone as if they were Jim Thome. He pitches the number nine hitter batting .230 the same way he goes after the superstar who’s slugging .600.

      Today it just looked like Moose didn’t have much. He seems to have lost the feel for his changeup somewhere around the middle of last year. He needs to get that pitch back.

    6. May 16th, 2007 | 11:16 pm

      ~~~He seems to have lost the feel for his changeup somewhere around the middle of last year.~~~

      The stats do back that up. His splits, IIRC, show a 2nd half decline last year that’s still going now.

    7. brockdc
      May 17th, 2007 | 4:06 pm

      Rain Moose:

      Yeah, five days rest. Definitely need to pitch on five days rest. Of couse, I like peanut butter and jelly. Definitely five days rest…

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