Our Bombers got a fine start from the irrascible Unit last night, god bless him, an 8 inning, 2 hit, 10 k performance that brought his record to a respectable 11-6 with a 3.96 era. Is the Unit back to form? Is it that the Twinkies can’t hit? We’ll hope for the former, and be encouraged that with him and Moose apparently throwing well, the Yanks have a nice 1-2 punch at the front of the rotation. The problem is what comes next. Which is anyone’s guess. The NYT reports the Yanks are looking to sign the released DRay “Hideki” Nomo and his 97.43 era to replace Doans Poster Boy Kevin Brown. Or maybe he’s replacing Pavano, whose rehab has been pushed back. At any rate, Aaron Small is back in the rotation, which, given his outing in Texas, may not be such a bad thing.
Meanwhile, we extend our best wishes to Matt Clement. We wish him a speedy recovery. When the Sox go down, we’d like them to do so without excuses. As it is, we note that the Yanks, Sox, and A’s are tied at 45 in the loss column.