Homerun Javy is So-So Again

Up at the stadium where the caroms are off the roof, Vazquez delivered another mediocre start. The Yanks signed him to be the dominating pitcher he was in Montreal and he has been far from that. If Javy doesn’t pick it up through the end of the season and the playoffs then he will be a major disappointment. His lack of control is his undoing as his missed pitches usually end up in upper decks.

We’re not expecting much from Mussina tonight but it’s great to have him back.

4 comments… add one
  • Great to have Moose back, indeed!

    SF August 18, 2004, 9:19 pm
  • If SF comments is serious sarcasm then he doesn’t understand baseball. Mussina’s performance was pretty good in light of his time off. “Mussina was better than I thought he was going to be,” said Posada. “The rotation on his curveball was outstanding and the fastball was coming, the location just wasn’t there. It was a positive to see him out there.”

    JCL (YF) August 19, 2004, 12:27 pm
  • Posada = unbiased critic? Isn’t he in the business of boosting his pitchers’ confidence? Would it make sense for Jorge to come out in the press and say “hey, Moose stunk it up – he was all over the place, threw lots more balls than strikes, and his effort just made me nervous for the postseason”? Come on, JCL, get real. Take anything a catcher says about his pitcher with a big grain of salt.

    SF August 19, 2004, 12:44 pm
  • How about referring to the pillar of the Yanks, Joe Torre, instead:
    “That’s not Mike Mussina,” adding that the Yankees must be patient with him.
    And, Jack Curry, the Times’ writer, referred to Mussina’s effort as “futile”. Seems like JCL watched a different game than everyone else.

    SF August 19, 2004, 12:48 pm

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