General Joe, following this game: “It was a positive day.”
Well said Mr. Girardi.
This one was pretty much a party – as much as a non-laugher can be a party. I’m most happy for Dan Giese – as he got his first major league win today. It’s a day that he’ll never forget.
According to my findings, Dan Giese now joins Jose Contreras, El Duque Hernandez and Rocky Colavito as the only “pitchers” – since 1956 – with 10 games (or less) in their big league “pitching” career and who were age 31 or older (at the time) to get their first big league win – as a Yankee at Yankee Stadium. Now, there’s a trivia question for you.
Another win, tomorrow, would put the Yankees two games over .500 for the first time, this season, since April 23rd. It would be nice to see that happen – since April 23rd was almost seven weeks ago. When you consider that the season, itself, is just about ten weeks old, seven weeks is a long time.
Here’s a prediction for you: Mike Mussina pitches between 6 and 7 innings tomorrow and holds the Royals to three runs or less – and the Yankees win the game. Hey, it’s a “positive day” in Yankeeland. Why should I be any different?