Thursday, June 14, 2007

MUSSINA WINS 20 GAMES ... IN INTERLEAGUE PLAY


He's never won 20 games in a season, but Mike Mussina can call himself a 20-game winner... in interleague play that is
Mussina became the first pitcher ever to win 20 games in interleague play by pitching 7 2/3 innings and giving up just two runs and six hits. It's his first win since beating Texas on May 9. Gutless improves to 20-10 all-time in interleague play, topping the likes of Freddy Garcia, Aaron Sele and Greg Maddux, a strange mix of mediocre and hall-of-fame talent.
Mussina has won 242 games, but still has not enjoyed a 20-game win season. He certainly was paid like one by the Yankees in his career. He's come extremely close, winning 19 games in 1995 and 1996. He is just three wins shy of Dennis Martinez's all-time high for pitchers who never won 20 games.
But the big news from Wednesday is the Yankees have won eight straight and most importantly all of the wins have come since the creation of THE MASIV BLOG. Coincidence, I think not. They are over .500 for the first time since April 20 when they were 8-7 after a disastrous loss to the Red Sox in Fenway Park.
Thursday is a hectic day ... going to the Yankees game at 1pm and then it's off to work at night. Fun and exciting and if anything fun and exciting happens, you'll hear it first hear.

1 comment:

Geneseo98 said...

You can call him gutless as much as you want if he keeps pitching like that.

I just think if Mussina went to the METS instead of the Yankees back before 2001, he would have had a couple 20-win seasons. His stuff junk is awesome for the NL, not the mashers in the AL.