Yanks take 3 of 4 from the D-Rays; Head home for a 4 game set versus Toronto.
Andy Phillips is making someone in the Yanks front office look good right now. He's batting over .300 on the season, and is making some key defensive plays including the game/series saving catch turned DP in the 8th of the final game. OK, I'll admit it, I was wrong about this guy - it is looking more and more like he can be an everyday 1st baseman.... Josh who??
I was not disappointed to see that Mussina didn't get the win in the series finale. He didn't do enough to deserve it in my view. I thought it was a mistake that they resigned him after he choked in the playoffs last year, and so far his play this season has not caused me to feel otherwise. I'm not sure which pitcher I hold in lower regard at this moment, Mussina or Kei Igawa.
The good news about this opening series besides winning 3 out of 4, is that all three wins they had to work hard for - they were all come from behind wins - and even in the loss they were looking like they were trying to come back to get the W. There was no quit in them this series at all. Urgency is what is needed, and looked like they had some. Let's hope it carries into the stadium this week for some follow through.
--- In other news, Phil Hughes had another strong showing this past Friday, striking out 6 in three scoreless innings. Cashman says that the goal before they bring him up is to get him back to 100 pitches per game -- he's scheduled to throw 60 this Wednesday.