Seven innings, six strikeouts, one walk, and no runs. That was Mike Mussina’s formula for subduing the hot-hitting Rangers in Texas last night. He’s now 15-7, the record he took with him at the end of 1996, and if he remains healthy (lord help us if he doesn’t) and gets a little help from the Bomber bats, he’ll have a decent shot at reaching 20 wins for the first time in his career. He’s been doing it with guile, and with some pretty nasty movement, and he’s been doing it by not allowing free passes (just 20 so far this year) and by keeping the ball in the park (just 14 dingers in 140 innings). We’d be lost without the old man. We might be lost with the old man. Either way it’s been a pleasure to watch him at work this season. Today, Ian Kennedy, the Yanks’ Mini-Moose goes against the Halos. Hopefully he’s been paying attention. Onward and upward!