Mike Mussina had a memorable night in this contest. He got Yankees win #100, for him – funny, I would have guessed that he had that already – and became just the ninth player ever to win 100 games with two teams. (I would have guessed that had happened more times than that too. Shows you what I know.)
And, Moose almost pitched 8 innings last night. (He registered 7.2 for the game.) Now, that would have been something. The last time that Mussina pitched 8+ innings in a game was May 31, 2006. Although, for the record, Mike came close to eight, again, on June 13th of this season.
The Yankees offense was rolling in this game. Hey, even José Molina had four hits. This game was the 5th time the Yankees had 19+ hits in a contest this season. In the A.L. this season, on the whole, a team has gotten 19+ hits in a game 17 times – and it’s been the Yankees 29% of the time. That’s pretty impressive.