First of all I want to congratulate all you guys at the stadium that boo'ed Shefield and the Fox morons that tried to defend his comments can...
4 games back and counting
Game 1 Tigers 8-5~Mike Mussina absolutely stinks. Everytime we need a stopper, a big game in a big situation Mussina stinks it up and then cries about it on the post game.
Game 2 Yanks 6-1~Pettie did what Mussina couldn't do, show up. Andy pitched one of his best games of the year going 8 strong and giving up a mere run. Joba Chamberlain dominates the 9th and the 3 game skid is stopped cold. Giambi hits another homer with Abreu and Philips getting 3 hits a piece to lead the offense.
Game 3 Yanks 5-2~Rocket wasn't lights out but 2 runs over 6 innings is all the yanks need and the 3 game slide is put to rest. Farnsworth and Visciano do a great job and Mo nails the save looking more like his old self. Homers by Posada and Abreu lead the offense.
Game 4 Yanks 9-3~Wang wasn't great by a long shot and how he gave up only 3 runs in 6 innings is beyond me tossing wild pitches and allowing a stolen base to third as he watched the runner go and never threw the ball...had him dead to rights...??? Sometimes I look at Wang and wonder if there is anything going on in his head at all. Well what could have turned into a disaster turned out to be a great game as Joba (who came in and was greated with an amazing ovation) and Edwar Ramirez completely dominated the Tiger hitters striking out 5 of the 9 batters they faced. With Jeter and Gaimbi on the bench, Damon and Betemit had huge days leading the offense.
With the sawks losing the Yanks are now closing in. The next 10 games starting tonight in Aneheim are the most critical games of this season and will probably determine the Yankees fate as far as the playoffs are concerned. 3 in Aneheim, 4 in Detroit and then 3 against boston at the stadium.
The ESPN pundits all seem to feel the Yanks don't have enough pitching to make the playoffs and our offense isn't good enough to make up the difference. They also have said very little about Joba and Phil. Well, the next 10 games will be the test. With Gagne's implosion the sawks are looking over their shoulders and that object in the review mirror is getting closer every day. Like NASCAR, sometimes it is better being in second place drafting the lead car until the final stretch, then...zzoooooooommm!!!