Ah, some runs! (Thank you El Comedulce & Godzilla.) Still, it’s a borderline sin that Mo Rivera had to start warming in the 9th during this game. Shame on Hawkins.
Great effort from Mike Mussina in this one. He reminded me of Eddie Harris. Although the semi-hissy fit on the field after the Cano error was not exactly “old pro” material.
And, yes, while it’s still very early, I’m starting to get into the slimmed down and longer haired version of Brian Bruney.
Lastly, I have to wonder if a roster move is coming with Jeter’s injury in this one. Or, are the Yankees O.K. playing Wilson Betemit at short for a few days with no other back-up middle infielder on the bench? That could be dicey. It may make sense to have someone from Triple-A travel with the team on this road-trip, just in case – and then have them handly for when Giambi’s groin goes out and then you can D.L. him and activate the traveling middle infielder. Because, you just know that Giambi is going to play within the next few days and get hurt again…right?