While attention was focussed on the Battle in Beantown, Mike Mussina, after putting together 3 solidish innings, eyed the Yankee dugout and beckoned for Gene Monahan. Hamstring problem. He will miss at least one start (tentatively to be taken by Darrell Rasner) but is not, yet anyway, on the DL. In the NYT, Tyler Kepner wonders whether the rash of Yankee injuries has something to do with the Bombers’ new conditioning staff and regimen. Good question. Meanwhile, Alex failed to homer last night, but had a double in the ninth, giving him an extra-base hit in every game this season. The now brlliant Yankee defense turned in terrific plays from Jeter, Minky, and Cabrera. Otherwise, last night was pretty much a downer for the Yanks, who couldn’t get anything going against journeyman Ramon Ortiz, and then had Sean Henn’s fine rescue job squandered by Kyle Farnsworth’s 4-run implosion in the 8th. They have a day off to think about it, before resuming on the Coast. Anyway, all I can think of right now is The King’s masterpiece in Boston. That sure was something, wasn’t it?