April 12, 2007

ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION...AND ADDITION:

Twins 5, Yankees 1 (AP, 4/12/07)

Mike Mussina's injury unsettled a shaky Yankees rotation even further for the moment. [...]

Nineteen-game winner Chien-Ming Wang already is on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, pitching prospects Jeff Karstens and Humberto Sanchez are also out, and fifth starter Darrell Rasner left his first outing early because of a blister. Oh, and left fielder Hideki Matsui has a strained left hamstring, too, which sent him to the DL on Sunday.

Manager Joe Torre said Mussina probably will miss his next start, Tuesday against Cleveland, but wasn't ready to deactivate the 38-year-old just yet.

Still, it didn't sound good.

"As soon as I heard hamstring," Torre said, "I knew we had a problem."


This Yankee season has always been dependent on getting Phil Hughes and Roger Clemens 55-60 starts. They go to Oakland this weekend to face the worst hitting team in the AL in one of the best pitchers' parks, far from the NYC hype machine--it's the perfect place for the younster's major league debut.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 12, 2007 12:34 PM
Comments

Agreed.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at April 12, 2007 1:14 PM
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