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The Moose is Loose!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
The YCD (Yankees Chick Dad, obv [who incidentally happens to be Boomer's doppleganger in both appearance and afflictions!]) has been out on Mussina for years now, dubbing him "Pussina" and predicting a loss each and every time his turn in the rotation comes about, and after this past month I think we can all concur that the Moose has officially moved into the dunzo category. During his last 3 starts he gave up 19 earned runs in a laughable 9 2/3 innings, getting himself yanked in the 2nd inning last week and the 3rd on Sunday - an impressive feat in its own right - and now Torre and the Cash Man have finally decided to stop the bleeding with a good old fashioned call-up tourniquet. Moose's next start will be handed over to last year's first round draft pick Ian Kennedy, a 22-year-old USC alumnus who has blazed his way through the Yanks farm Chamberlain-style. He's been tearing up the minors, holding opposing batters to a ridiculous .182 average in 146 1/3 cummulative minor league innings, rockin a 1.29 ERA in 11 games with Class A Tampa, 2.59 in 9 starts with AA Trenton, and 2.08 in 6 starts down in Scranton.

With just 30 games to go and a trickier schedule to navigate than that of the Sawx (luckily, the Mariners will be having a similarly rough September playing the Angels and Tigers), I'm glad Torre and the Cash Man are realizing that forfeiting one of every five games by letting Moose play could very well be the difference between an October of baseball or one of golf. The option for Moose to pitch again after this start is skipped is still open as he remains on the active roster and Torre has not said definitively one way or the other, but I would imagine that decision would be based on Kennedy's performance on Saturday. As a newly faithful convert to the YCD's "Pussina" theory and a fan of the farm, I'm crossing my fingers that his debut will be akin to King Joba's or Price Philip's... and nothing like poor Chase Wright's.

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posted by Yankees Chick @ Wednesday, August 29, 2007  
6 Comments:
  • At 4:10 PM, Blogger xo said…

    i'm okay with ian kennedy pitching this one time for moose, but i don't know about taking over moose's spot on the rotation for good. he's still young, doesn't have enough experience, etc and i don't know if i would trust him to pitch if we make it to the playoffs. what if he falls apart during the playoffs?

    i guess there are alot of 'what if's though...

     
  • At 4:16 PM, Blogger Mantlemurcer said…

    One of my favorites is a fellow poster on the Yankee Zone. "Miss Sena".

     
  • At 8:08 AM, Blogger Keith R.A. DeCandido said…

    Chase Wright's debut against the Indians was just fine. It was his second start against the Red Sox when he went gopher-ball crazy....

     
  • At 8:50 AM, Blogger Bruce said…

    This has been coming for a while. It's sad because I really like Mussina, but you can't have a 17.97 era at the end of August and hope to hold onto your spot in the rotation.

     
  • At 11:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    they had to do the same thing to miller for the same reasons.

     
  • At 8:06 AM, Anonymous Vinny From East Haven said…

    Funny, I heard Mussina was no longer an option. Classic stuff:

    http://jimbarton20.blogspot.com/2007/08/mike-mussina-39.html

     
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