Chien-Ming Wang won his fourth game of the year, and the 50th of his career. The last pitcher to get to 50 in such short time was Dwight Gooden or "Doc" Gooden as he is better known in Taiwan. I’m kidding about the title of this post, but I wouldn’t put it past the young righty to reach the milestone. What’s exciting about following his career so far is watching him make adjustments. This season, he seems to be less and less reliant on the sinker, and his increasing k-rate is showing this. It’s scary to imagine where the Yanks would be without him this season (and the past two seasons).
Don’t look now, but Johnny Damon seems to be heating up. For all the talk of how washed up he was last season, people do forget that he had a decent second half in 2007. A big year from Damon might just be in the offing. Speaking of big years, Bobby Abreu seems aware that he’s in a contract year.
So cheers to a nice, relatively angst-free, victory in Chicago. Let’s hope it continues.