It’s too late and my flight is too early to get too extensive. But here are a few items for you:
Mike Mussina said he was gassed after five innings and asked out of the game. “I was happy five innings was what I was able to do,” he said. “It was a good day considering I had been off for a while.”
This is why, folks, you need to wait and hear what the players say before you jump all over the manager. At least on some occasions.
As Mussina said, throwing a 60-pitch simulated game in the batting cage did not prepare him to go seven innings in a real game.
Joe Torre suggested that Bobby Abreu could get a day off tomorrow.
Jason Giambi is fine, just had some leg cramps. He’ll play tomorrow, he said.
Carl Pavano said he has not scheduled his appointment with Dr. James Andrews. But there are only two possibilities: a long rest or surgery. Either way, he’s as good as gone.