Mike Mussina continued his fairy tale season
tonight by shutting out the best offense in the majors through seven strong innings. Bruney, Marte and Mo took it from there and Jeter provided all the offense the Bombers would need with a solo bomb in the top of the first.
If you've asked yourself, "Where would the Yanks be without Mike Mussina?" recently, the answer is simple. They would've been sellers at the trade deadline, they'd probably be at or below .500 without even a glimmer of postseason aspirations. If the season ended today, this would be Moose's second-best season as a Yankee, only the 2001 season stands above '08. It's nothing short of amazing and I believe the Moose has probably earned himself another contract from the Yanks. Possibly 2 years so he can win his 300th in pinstripes.
As for the offense, well the Captain looked quite spry in the DH role. Cano built on his 3-walk performance from last night and despite A-Rod's continued struggles, they got the job done on a night when Mussina didn't need much to work with.
Tomorrow night in Anaheim we get to see Ian Kennedy make his return to the bigs. Kennedy was called up to make his debut last year on Sept. 1st and finished the season with three excellent starts for the Yanks, in the middle of pennant race. It's exactly that type of contribution they'll need from him tomorrow and for the foreseeable future. We're counting on you, Ian.Player of The Game: