In the two hole
The Yankees have just taken the field here in the Bronx. I must admit, I’m curious to see how Mike Mussina fares tonight — and pretty much all season. You don’t win 250 games by accident but it’s clear he’s pitching in the tail end of his career. On the nights he hits his spots and spins it right, Moose can still win ballgames. When he doesn’t… well, I remember last August in Detroit and Anaheim. It wasn’t pretty.
There is some news this evening as Jorge Posada was scratched from the original lineup with right shoulder stiffness. Apparently Posada felt something on one of his throws to second base last night, but Joe Girardi thinks this could just be a one-day thing. It is quite cold here tonight so you can understand not wanting to exacerbate the injury. Mussina put up a note on his dry-erase board that said: “Yankees vs. Blue Jays at Lambeau Field.”
And now, as Moose warms up to the Scorpions, here’s my unsolicited, uncompensated travel tip. It turns out Blimpie is having a deal where you get a 6-inch sub sandwich, a liter of spring water and a chocolate bar for $3.99. I’m not one to plug things but anything I’d stop for on the way to the ballpark seems like something to pass on to y’all. Every penny counts.