• September 18th vs. The Orioles

    Posted by on September 18th, 2007 · Comments (5)

    Retro-Moose?

    I’m not sure to make of it – because the O’s are playing terrible baseball these days – but, on a night where the Yankees needed a win (heck, they need wins everyday these days), Mussina was awesome this evening.

    Then again, we’ve seen Mike pitch like this before and then not do well afterwards.

    The next start should be very telling for Moose.

    The team was rolling today. Mientkiewicz, you name it, they all were banging the ball. If this keeps up, Torre is going to have a tough call on who to sit between Mientkiewicz, Giambi, Melky, Damon and Matsui. One of them has to ride the pine for the other four to play. Like trying to determine if Moose is really back, that’s a hard one to figure out the right answer…as they all offer different things.

    And, that game in Toronto tonight? Don’t worry…I’ll have something posted on that soon.

    Comments on September 18th vs. The Orioles

    1. MJ
      September 18th, 2007 | 10:23 pm

      Giambi should sit. If he’s not hitting, he’s not really much of a ballplayer.

    2. SF Yanks
      September 18th, 2007 | 10:38 pm

      I sort of agree MJ but at the same time, he could easily put up a 3 spot with one swing. That’s huge in any game let alone a playoff game.

    3. Joel
      September 18th, 2007 | 11:02 pm

      Actually, not “Retro-Moose.” More like “Slow and Slower.”

      The Jamie Moyer Phase of Moose’s career has begun. It will be interesting to see if there are 51 more wins in it.

    4. Corey
      September 19th, 2007 | 12:07 am

      As even Kay noted the vets on the orioles have stopped playing, and I actually agree with him when he said that the o’s should have put the youngsters in as it might have caused a greater challenge due to the fact that they want to prove themselves. In any case, moose’s fastball diving down and in on lefty’s was real nasty tonight.

    5. JeremyM
      September 19th, 2007 | 1:11 am

      Yeah, Moose really looked good from what I could tell. That fastball to Bynum was filthy, and the curveball looked very sharp. Wow. It looks like he was hard at work during his down time and maybe he’s figured some things out. Unfortunately, he only has one start to show some more, but at this point he gets the nod over Hughes in my eyes. I know Baltimore has “quit” but they managed to put some runs on the board the day before, they’re not totally out on vacation yet.

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