Thursday, May 25, 2006

Broom Time

The Yankees are getting a break this weekend. In a three game series against the Royals, the Yankees are facing the best set of three pitching matchups they could possibly draw.

Tomorrow, Mike Mussina faces the best Royal starter, Scott Elarton. Elarton is 0-5 with a 4.71 ERA. That tells you how good the Royals are.

The following game, Chien-Ming Wang faces Jeremy Affeldt, who is 2-4 with a 6.51 ERA. Our second best starter against their one of their worst.

The series concludes with our third best starter (I can't believe I just typed that) Jaret Wright (assuming he does not miss with a small groin injury) faces Runelvys Hernandez, who is probably the worst starter in the major leagues.

We must sweep. There is no excuse to not sweep the Kansas City Royals. They are 10-34 on the season, on track to finish as the worst team in my lifetime. They have one, maybe two, above average hitters (Mark Grudzielanke and Esteban German).

I say let Posada and Damon sit, maybe DH. We face the powerhouse Detroit Tigers on Monday.