Yankees win 3-0
Mussina's Line: 99 PC, 7 INN, 8 HA, BBI, 6 K, 1.286 WHIP, W, QS
Mussina (15-7) threw seven scoreless innings to shut down the highest-scoring offense in the majors. He matched Cleveland's Cliff Lee for most wins in the American League and got his fifth victory in seven starts.
"I didn't have my best stuff today," Mussina said.
Then how did he help the Yankees become just the second team this season to shut out the Rangers?
"I don't know. I just kept going with what I had."
HOUSTON -- The Yankees have signed Brett Marshall, a high school pitcher selected in the June First-Year Player Draft, to one of the largest contracts ever given to a sixth-round pick, a Houston television station reported Wednesday night.
KRIV-TV reported Marshall received a signing bonus of $850,000 plus another $200,000 to use for his college education. The Yankees also gave Marshall an incentive package worth $7,500 that he can earn as he moves through their Minor League system.
"It shows they really like me," Marshall told KRIV. "They showed a lot of interest in me and they think I can make it big one day."
During his senior season at Sterling High School in Baytown, Texas, Marshall compiled a 10-2 record with an ERA of 2.27. He had 116 strikeouts in 89 1/3 innings. (Source)
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Terrible game Yankees lose 8-6
Yankees newbie Damaso Marte decided it would be a good idea to walk the bases loaded in the bottom of the nineth inning with no outs.
For his next trick he calls losing the game, he will serve up a Grand Slam.
David Blaine couldn't even get out of this one.
Yankees lose 9-5
NYY: Chamberlain (4-3, 2.24 ERA)
TEX: Padilla (12-5, 4.52 ERA)
NYY: Pettitte (12-8, 4.18 ERA)
TEX: Harrison (2-2, 7.40 ERA)
NYY: Ponson (6-2, 4.23 ERA)
TEX: Hunter (0-0, 10.80 ERA)
NYY: Mussina (14-7, 3.44 ERA)
TEX: Feldman (4-4, 4.97 ERA)
SOME QUICK NOTES FROM ANALYST OLD CURRY BASTARD:
You probably don't hear much about the Rangers..due to the fact that the Angels are running away with the AL West Division.
The Rangers have played well enough...to atleast put them in wild card consideration (they are currently 6 games back in the wild card race)
Here's what the yankees have done against Rangers so far this season
6/30 Lost 2-1. Yanks waste a solid outing from Mussina..and can only muster 1 run (AROD HOMER)
7/1 Another LOSS! 2-3 . Mariano entered a tie game in the 9th..and allowed the go ahead run to score.
7/2 In true 2008 yankee fashion..the yankees decide to score all their runs in one game. YANKEES WON 18-7!!!! (Giambi hit a grandslam, AROD 3 run blast...YANKS SCORED 9 times in the 7th inning)
Now had they just scored that many runs over the entire series they would have swept the Rangers
Yankees win 14-9
Xavier Nady went 4-5 with a HR and 6 RBI's today.
Since joining the Yankees, he has gone 10-26.
5.1 INN, 11 HA, 3 BBI, 4 K, 9 ER, 15.188 ERA, 2.625 WHIP, L
Yankees 6 Angels 12
This series is not going to be easy.
LAA: Garland (9-6, 4.30 ERA)
NYY: Pettitte (12-7, 3.76 ERA)
LAA: Santana (11-5, 3.57 ERA)
NYY: Ponson (6-2, 4.59 ERA)
LAA: Weaver (9-8, 4.11 ERA)
NYY: Mussina (13-7, 3.56 ERA)
LAA: Lackey (9-2, 2.93 ERA)
NYY: Rasner (5-8, 4.92 ERA)