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Shhh, don’t tell Hank

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 23, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Home runs allowed to Manny Ramirez
1. Jamie Moyer 10
2. Mike Mussina 9
3. Tanyon Sturtze 8
4. Brad Radke 6

See, Moose does pitch like Jamie Moyer!





22 Responses to “Shhh, don’t tell Hank”

  1. erik April 23rd, 2008 at 2:12 am

    HAHAHAHAHA! good find peter, steinbrenner is OWNED!

  2. EY April 23rd, 2008 at 2:15 am

    Wow great find Peter

  3. michael April 23rd, 2008 at 2:22 am

    very nice pete.
    i think we all know muss is done, only some of us will admit it though.

  4. JJ April 23rd, 2008 at 2:22 am


  5. Jackie Martin April 23rd, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Oh Pete — lmao

  6. .-. April 23rd, 2008 at 2:38 am

    Joe Morgan is we-todd-did,,,says the yankees will fall to boston bc they have young pitching,, what about boston?

  7. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 23rd, 2008 at 2:50 am

    Jor Morgan is a genius

  8. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") April 23rd, 2008 at 2:51 am

    *Joe Morgan is a genius :)

  9. David April 23rd, 2008 at 2:58 am

    Yeah I don’t agree with what Joe Morgan said. If you really want to look at the young pitchers on both teams, the Yankees have the only one who is close to a lock… Joba Chamberlain. He might not be in the rotation yet, but when he is, the Boston top 3 starters look mighty pathetic next to the Yankees top 3. And meanwhile if Beckett keeps missing starts for the Red Sox or is out for an extending period of time then that rotation will crumble to the ground because Daisuke Matsuzaka is nothing close to a number one starter let alone a number 2.

  10. Guiseppe Franco April 23rd, 2008 at 3:23 am

    Contrary to popular belief, I don’t think Moose has been that bad this season.

    If you take away the four ABs against Manny Ramirez (3 HRs and the controversial 2B) – everybody would be talking about how good Moose has looked this season.

    Of course, you can’t take away ABs and I’m not going to get on Moose’s case because he can’t get out one of the top 5 hitters of our generation.

    A lot of pitchers have had bad days against Manny Ramirez.

  11. A.B.K April 23rd, 2008 at 3:24 am

    Good stat Pete, but let’s be honest, 8 years ago George Steinbrenner did the same by saying weird statements and no one (players) answered back like Mussina did, and don’t you think Hank is right that Mussina gotta find a way to pitch good even with an 86mph fastball?
    Jamie Moyer is just an example, how about Glavine, Pedro, Schilling, Clemens, Trachsel, etc.
    By the way don’t you media love statements from the Steinbrenners? it gets you stuff for a week with weird front page headlines.
    what I mean to say is that Hank is absolutely right, Mussina has to earn his stripes and his monthly pay-check or he can sign with the Pitsburg Pirates next year as a free agent.

  12. Dynasty Is Destiny! April 23rd, 2008 at 3:28 am

    I think we just all wish Moose could be the Moose of old and I’m not sure he can do that anymore…tonight he’ll face another test…let’s see how he does…Go Moose!

  13. owlnation April 23rd, 2008 at 5:48 am

    Someone needs to also tell Hank that Boston needs a Wang, they don’t have one.

    CMW, faster to 50 wins than Beckett.

  14. Sora April 23rd, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Mr. Hank:

    This is the Josh Beckett (2006 version) that you ordered,
    Please sign your name here.

    Thank You

  15. Jeremy April 23rd, 2008 at 8:04 am

    It’s remarkable that Tanyon Sturtze is up there considering his much more limited career. Remember when he was one of Torre’s go-to guys?

  16. Brian April 23rd, 2008 at 8:35 am


    I believe Sturtz was a stater for a few years with the Rays before coming to the Yankees, so I’m sure that accounts for some of the homers.

  17. RIcky Rios April 23rd, 2008 at 9:51 am

    that was funny, Pete.

  18. Jeremy April 23rd, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Brian, Sturtze was a starter for the Rays for two seasons. He’s pitched about 800 innings in his career, and he was not on an AL East team for about 100 of those innings.

    Mussina has pitched about 3400 innings so far, all for AL East teams.

    The moral is that Sturtze is a really terrible pitcher.

  19. Stephen April 23rd, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I like C.M. Wang, but I’d trade him for Beckett in a New York Minute. He has carried two different teams to World Series victories.

  20. Jake April 23rd, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Ahh, this stuff is just too good.


    Peter, you are on the ball with this stuff. I love it.

  21. Dave April 23rd, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    I said the exact same thing when I heard Hanks comments.
    Mussina – K/9 – 3.10 (20.1 IP)
    Moyer – K/9 – 3.05 (20.2 IP)

    Eeck what a decline by Mussina

  22. saucY April 23rd, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    great points Guiseppe

    also, people look at ERA way too much. manny inflated mooses. moose has a much better WHIP than moyer so far this year. who is comparable to manny or the red-sox as a team that moyer has faced so far? twice?

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