Mussina got off to a rocky start last night, getting tagged for 4 runs in the 1st (2 earned) but then he settled down, and shut down the Twins until he left after the 6th, and managed to pick up his 8th win against only 4 losses. It was the second win in a row for the Bombers, got them out of the cellar, evened their record, and with Wang pitching today, may have set them in the right direction to finally get and stay on the positive side of .500.
Thed Yankee bats were booming last night,with 16 hits including 2 triples by Abreu, to go along with 2 A-Rod doubles. Matsui continued his assualt on the AL batting title with 3 hits in 4 at bats. In fact, the 2, 3, and 4 batter in the lineup each had 3 hits. You know it's a good night when even Molina had a multi-hit game. Cabrera also had 3 hits in 4 trips to the dish.
Timely hitting (rather, the lack of it) did plague the team as they left 21 men on base, and Giambi was responsible for 7 of those. But, it was some lucky breaks for the Twins as much as anything that kept the score to a respectable 6-5. Giambi was robbed of a solid single up the middle when the Twins pitcher (hey, who knows any names?) surprised himself and caught the hot shot. Later, A-Rod was doubled up when he tried to steal third, and Matsui hit the ball, producing a double play. Sometimes, stuff happens.
Today, Wang takes the mound in search of win 7 at 7:05 (YES.)
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