Moose continues to lose

When I complained about Mike Mussina receiving two years at$25 million this off-season I was right. The Moose was horrible
once again, this time against the Red Sox, and this time for a chance at a
sweep against the division rival. The
right handed washed up veteran has two wins this season, both against the
Rangers, who are nothing special, with the Bombers being 5-1 against them and
15-23 against the rest of the league, in other words a quarter of Yankee wins
have been against the terrible team from Texas.

Moose is getting gradually worse, and the rotation is slowly losing a
spot for him as Tyler Clippard and Matt DeSalvo have shined and Philip Hughes
starting his hamstring rehab period. With the Rocket coming back the Moose should be sent to left center with
the relievers to watch Yankees baseball from 400 feet away, as far as we can
get him besides being a paying spectator.

But the problem with Mussina is that Joe Torre is too loyal to the man
who has done nothing for Joe, including zero rings in six seasons in the Bronx,
and holds a playoff record that is under .500 during his tenure in
pinstripes. Is there anyone else that
Joe would let go out there for the seventh inning in a 4-2 game, and is there
anyone that Joe would let stay out there after a leadoff walk? The answer is no. Joe would be more likely to have taken Wang
during his near perfect game then Moose in 4-2 Yankees/Red Sox game when the
Bombers need momentum and a series win. Here
is a breakdown of Mike Mussina and his collapse at the age of 38 and the
beginning of a new two-year deal:

VS BAL – L, 4 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 HR, 3 BB, 4 K

@ MIN – 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 BB, 0 K

@  TEX – W, 5 IP, 4 H,
1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 BB, 3 K

VS TEX – W, 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 HR, 0 BB, 2 K

@ CWS – L, 5.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 HR, 0 BB, 1 K 

VS BOS – L, 6.2 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 HR, 1BB, 2 K


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