Mike Mussina went 8 innings today – throwing 89 pitches. There’s only been one other time in Mussina’s entire career where he’s gone 8+ innings on less than 90 pitches: September 5, 1993.
Mariano Rivera allowed a 9th inning homerun today on an 0-2 pitch. This is only the fourth time in Rivera’s entire career where he’s allowed a homer on an 0-2 pitch. The other three times: April 15, 2007, July 14, 1997, and June 28, 1996.
We saw some pretty rare stuff at Yankee Stadium today.
Then again, we saw something else that we’re seeing way too often this season as well…it terms of the type of loss…like this one was today.
I’ll let Big Stein sing it for us…