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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Magic Number is 1

September 19, 2006: N.Y. Yankees 6, Toronto 3

Well, Karstens pitched much like Rasner did the night before. He was constantly in trouble, but usually got out of it. The Yanks had enough offense to make it a pretty easy victory anyway.

However, I am less enamored with Karstens and Rasner than I was. They looked really good in their first couple of appearances, but perhaps it was just a fluke. While I appreciate their grit in pitching themselves out of jams, I really wish they wouldn't get into said jams in the first place. In the post-season, it could be fatal.

A week ago, I wanted to keep Karstens and Rasner on the post-season roster even if it meant dumping the likes of Myers and Villone. Now, I'm not so sure.

If there was a fly in the ointment tonight, it was injuries. Giambi left the game early, because his wrist was hurting again. He's had two cortisone shots already, and is thinking about getting a third. Johnny Damon made a great tumbling catch on the warning track, and came up with his hand bloody. He seemed to be okay and stayed in the game, but it was a reminder of how fragile he's been this season. His shoulder seemed to be bothering him, even before he took that tumble. And the bullpen is just not the same without Mo. The Yanks seem poised to roll through the postseason...if they can get and stay healthy.

In other news, the Columbus Clippers are now the Nationals' Triple-A team. Rumor is that the Yankees' new Triple-A team will be the Scranton Red Barons. Dang. I'm going to miss the Clippers.

posted by BubbaFan, 7:46 PM


Can we trade A-Rod now?
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, September 20, 2006 11:59 PM  

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