King Felix Hernandez of Seattle went seven against the Yankees in this game and allowed just one earned run.
Here’s a list of all starters, this season to date, to face the Yankees and who went at least 6 innings and gave up 2 ER or less, before King Felix today:
Dustin McGowan (twice)
Erik Bedard (twice)
Jeremy Guthrie (twice)
John Lackey (twice)
Jon Garland (twice)
Oliver Perez (twice)
Scott Kazmir (twice)
Here’s a list of all starters, this season to date, to face the Yankees and who went 5 innings or less and who gave up 3 ER or more:
Cha Seung Baek
Jesse Litsch (twice)
Tim Wakefield (twice)
I have no idea what any of this means. But, it seemed to make more sense to share this now than to talk about this game today.
Cross your fingers on that MRI exam for Rocket’s right elbow. Pettitte, Wang, Mussina, Hughes and Kennedy might not be enough of a rotation to win the Wildcard. The Yankees will need to go close to 17-7 in their remaining games to win the ‘card. That’s going to be tough to do when you have two rookies and Moose starting 60% of your games.