What is going on here? The only thing to go right lately was the start by the young Ian Kennedy. I haven't been teased this much since my high school prom. Heck that was in the last millenium. Just when you think the team is turning around...BAM! The offense goes away...BAM! The pitching goes awry...BAM! Results WINS go bye bye!!! Andy Phillips is out for the season with a broken wrist. And no it isn't from high fiving Shelly Duncan.
We sweep the Red Sox in style last week and like a scene from Damn Yankees we can't do anything right after that. The dreaded Devil Rays take two of three on our turf with two of our former farmhands doing the damage on the form of Carlos Pena and Dioner Navarro. Meanwhile up in Boston they pulled another rabbit out of their farm hat as Clay "Gumby" Buchholz pitched a no hitter against the Baltimore Orioles.
In a move that may open the door for Mike Mussina to return to the starting rotation, Roger Clemens was lifted from his start against the Mariners on Monday with right elbow discomfort that will likely force him to miss at least one start. Rumors have it he has a slight groin twinge as well from a split he did in the second inning. Clemens told Yankees manager Joe Torre that his elbow was troubling him during the fourth inning of a 7-1 loss to Seattle in which he allowed three runs.
Not much time left as we enter the final month of the (regular) season. Every game is a must. Once we finish with the M's and Royals we stay withing the division which includes 3 game up in Fenway against the Red Sox. That may show continuation of the beaning war started last week in New York. That should prove interesting.