Afternoon Baseball

Common-sense ruminations on baseball and culture.

Randy, oh Randy. Losing to the lowly Mariners, giving up more than, say, 3 runs, just won't do it. On the other hand, the Yankees sans DJ should make Jarrod Washburn (6 IP, 2 ER, 9K) look like the 2002 almost-ace he was.
A letdown from the Red Sox series still? It better snap out right quick.

The DL'ed Mike Mussina won't reach 20 wins for the every-season-in-his-career time, and Benjamin Kabak looks at the fifth-longest tenured Yankee to examine why.
By the way, since 2001, when Moose joined the team, the Yankees have employed the following multiple 20-win pitchers: Roger Clemens (six times), Andy Pettitte (twice); and single-occasion guys: David Wells, Jon Lieber, Kevin Brown, and Esteban Loiaza. Count the coaching staff and you have Mel Stottlemyre and Ron Guidry (thrice each). Mussina also essentially replaced the combo of David Cone, a two-time 20-game winner, and 1991 Twins cup-of-coffee Denny Neagle, who won 20 once with the Braves.
Yet Mussina has more wins than any except Clemens, obviously.

For an in-person report on at least one game from the Yankee trip to Seattle, keep an eye out for NoSenseWorrying, who should have an update soon.

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