Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Mussina Shines, Yankees Split Series with Toronto

Game date- 4/19/06

Yankees- 3, Blue Jays- 1

W- Mussina (2-1)
L- Lilly (1-1)
S- Rivera (2)

New York's Mike Mussina strikes out 7 batters in his victory against the Blue Jays.

Yankee Starting Lineup:

CF- Damon, 0-3 (2BB)
SS- Jeter, 0-4 (BB, SB)
RF- Sheffield, 2-4 (1B, 1B, HBP, SB)
3B- Rodriguez, 1-2 ( 2R, RBI, 3BB, solo HR [5] )
DH- Giambi, 0-3 (HBP)
LF-Matsui, 1-5 ( 1B, R)
C- Posada, 2-5 ( 1B, 1B, RBI)
2B- Cano, 2-4 (1B, 1B)
1B- Phillips, 1-3 (BB, 1B)

Other Yankee Batters:

DH- Williams, 0-1

Yankee Pitchers:

Mussina- 7H, R, 7K, 7.1IP
Farnsworth- .2IP
Rivera- K, IP


Mike Mussina was awesome today, pitching into th 7 and a third strong innings. He gave up only one run on 7 hits and no walks. Mussina also struck out a season-high 7 batters.

Alex Rodriguez hit his fifth homer today; Rodriguez has now homered in his last three games.

Robinson Cano extended his hitting streak to 9 games, going 2 for 4 this afternoon.


  • Ok, so I've narrowed my teams down to the D Rays and the Mets. I may lean toward the Mets just cuz half of the DRays are on the DL, arghh. Whatcha think? Mets?

    By Blogger Mercy Now, at 7:30 PM  

  • Yeah, the Mets are an awesome team (especially fun to watch)!

    Jose Reyes (the lead off guy and shortstop) is incredibly fast around the bases, he can turn a double into a triple. Plus he can steal up to 40+ bases a year.

    Kaz Matsui (the secondbaseman) just got back from the DL, and hit an inside-the-park home run in his first at-bat of the season.

    Then you have Carlos Beltran (centerfielder), who has good power and very, very good defense. He can also steal 20-30 bases a year.

    Carlos Delgado (the firstbaseman) is the slugger on the team. He'll hit 30-40 homers and drive in 110-120 RBIs.

    David Wright (thirdbaseman) is a very young, but talented player. He's brilliant defensively and could hit up to 40 home runs a year. People have already talked about him being a potential MVP award winner.

    Cliff Floyd (leftfielder), when he's healthy, will hit up to 30 home runs.

    Paul Lo Duca (catcher) is very solid defensively, and can really swing the bat. He's another really fun player to watch.

    Xavier Nady (rightfielder) is a surprise this year. He has usually been a mediocre player, but the Mets picked him up from San Diego and he's become a whole new player. He can hit a home run or lay down a bunt if necessary.

    Julio Franco (DH/PH) last night became the oldest player in the history of baseball to hit a home run. He is 47 years old. He also has the record for- oldest player ever to hit a grand slam, oldest player to hit a pinch-hit home run, and oldest player to have a multi-home run game!

    The Mets starting pitching is great- Pedro Martinez, Tom Glavine, Steve Trachsel, Brian Bannister, and Vicotr Zambrano. The bullpen is lead by the best closer in the National League- Billy Wagner.

    So, all in all, the Mets are a great team.... And very fun to watch. Any more questions? :)

    By Blogger MVB, at 7:08 AM  

  • Yeah, I saw them in spring training last year and was impressed with Reyes & Wright. Beltran, of course, is very good and Delgado came from the Marlins. Ok, so the Mets it is.

    By Blogger Mercy Now, at 9:26 AM  

  • Maybe, we'll have a cool Mets v. Yankees World Series this year. :)

    By Blogger MVB, at 9:38 AM  

  • That would be awesome!

    Hows your Baseball Challenge team doin MVB?

    By Blogger Matt A., at 10:32 AM  

  • Im doing ok... I have 717 points, 83.1 percentage, and I rank at 13,827th.

    By Blogger MVB, at 10:53 AM  

  • How's your team?

    By Blogger MVB, at 10:53 AM  

  • Not bad...My first two weeks were awful and really put me a hole. But a few days ago I got 76 and lately I have been moving up.

    571 pts
    41.0 PCT
    rank 48499

    Trying to claw my way back

    By Blogger Matt A., at 11:30 AM  

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