• September 18th vs. The White Sox

    Posted by on September 18th, 2008 · Comments (1)

    How cool would it have been if Zack Hample had caught Bobby Abreu’s second homer tonight – giving the kid three homers caught in three games in a row? I guess it would have slightly more cooler than finding out the hair on the top of A-Rod’s head is now the same color as the hair in Juan Uribe’s goatee… [Insert Madonna Blond Ambition Tour joke here.]

    Was this the last time that Mike Mussina pitched in Yankee Stadium for the home team? If true, he went out in style!

    Moose got his 18th win with this game. So far, this season, he only has 9 losses. There have only been 7 pitchers in baseball history with 18+ wins and 9 losses or less in a season where they were 39-years of age (like Mussina now) or older in that year. The list:

    Pitcher		W	L	Year	Age
    David Wells	19	7	2002	39
    Warren Spahn	23	7	1963	42
    Kenny Rogers	18	9	2004	39
    Jack Quinn	18	7	1928	44
    Gaylord Perry	21	6	1978	39
    Jamie Moyer	21	7	2003	40
    Roger Clemens	18	4	2004	41
    

    Mussina has an excellent chance to make this into a gang of eight…and be one of the few righties on the list that made it without some sort of help. What an incredible and magical season this has been for him.

    Comments on September 18th vs. The White Sox

    1. OldYanksFan
      September 19th, 2008 | 8:32 am

      I think Moose got pretty UNlucky this year. A pitcher can’t expect to Win all of their ‘quality starts’, but here’s what Moose had this year.

      In THREE of his loses, he had Quality starts, giving up (ER/IP) 2/6, 2/6, 2/8…. so there were REAL quality starts, for a combined ERA of 2.70!

      In his no decisions, he had FOUR Quality starts, giving up (ER/IP) 2/6, 2/8, 3/7, 2/7 …. so there were three REAL quality starts, for a combined ERA in those 4 no-decisions of 2.89!

      So there are SEVEN games that could easily have been Won…. for a combined ERA over thos 7 of 2.81.

      Seven games…. 2.81 ERA…. for ZERO wins. BRUTAL. He could be 21 and 9 now and still have been unlucky!

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