Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Sea-No Evil

Not much to say about the loss to Seattle. There was a let down in the air after the great Boston series, and the Yanks were still fighting to win it. If Mo had been called upon to close things out, we'd have our 6th in a row, but you can hardly blame Joe for getting the man a little rest after some exhausting work recently and a cross-country flight. The Sox lost too, so we're still golden.

I'll have more to talk about tomorrow, but my baseball energy was spent this evening on Daisuke Matsuzaka's 20th outing of the 2006 season. He won, throwing his 6th 130+ pitch game of the year. Ouch. Save him quickly. You can read more at Matsuzaka Watch if you're interested.

The Matsuzaka angle is especially timely now, with the two front-runners for his services squaring off. The Seattle newspapers have almost daily columns in their sports pages about the Mariners pursuit of Daisuke. The latest is from the Seattle Post Intelligencer's Art Thiel. He gets a bunch of the minor details about Matsuzaka wrong (he's still 25 years old and his ERA is 2.08, not 2.30) but otherwise it's a lot of wild speculation and desperate hope. Such is life as a Mariners fan these days. See you tomorrow. Go Yanks!