Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Can't say enough about the way Mike Mussina is pitching right now.

Just when you think the series with the Rays is over, with two losses coming off starts by Andy Pettitte and Chien-Ming Wang (your two "aces"), Moose goes out there and continues his recent dominance, giving up one run over six and a third.

With four strikeouts and just one walk, Mussina's control, which has been his bread and butter over the years, is back. He has never been, and never will be, a power pitcher, so he needs to place his pitches to be successful.

Moose's ERA is down to 3.99 and he has only suffered nine earned runs in his last 5 starts, a 2.78 ERA in that span. The Yankees have won the last five games Mussina has started, as the old-timer raised his record to 6-3.

The Yankees will try to salvage the 4-game series with Tampa Bay tomorrow, sending Ian Kennedy to the mound for his first start since being sent down to Triple A.

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