While I was on the LIRR into NYC to go to this game, I got the text from a buddy of mine saying Burnett was scratched and Mosely would be taking his place. At that moment, two things went through my head. First, Mosely, when it’s all said and done, is probably going to have 5-6 starts. Within this past week, I would have seen 2 of them. What are the odds of that.
The second thing I thought was that this would be the game where Moseley would finally get rocked. I mean, his other two starts were against mediocre teams (although Toronto can hit) while Boston is on a completely other level. Thankfully I was wrong, and Dustin beat the Sox on my birthday.
Overall, the Yankees are on a 2 game winning streak on my birthday That does not include the 15 inning game that I attended last year, that leaked into my birthday. If you count that 15 inning game, the Yanks beat the Red Sox on my birthday twice last year.
Anyway, as far as the offense goes, I want to thank Tex, Jeter and the Big Puma for their stellar offensive nights as they pretty much wore Beckett out. Could this have been Berkman’s coming out party?
Not sure why Girardi felt the need to go to Mo with a 7-2 lead with two outs in the bottom of the 9th. Goes to show you how little confidence he has in Robertson. I would have at least let Robertson go until a run came in, it’s 1 out with a 5 run lead for Christ’s sakes. It’s not like Scutaro is Barry Bonds.