Bobby Abreu’s steal of second in the first inning was the 300th of his career. He became the 12th player since 1950 to have 400 doubles, 200 home runs and 300 stolen bases in his career. That group includes Willie Mays, Barry Bonds and Rickey Henderson.
Mike Mussina is 7-1 with a 3.51 ERA over his last eight starts. Raise your hand if you thought he would be tied for the AL lead in wins after two months. Wins don’t really indicate much. But, still, nobody figured this.
Shelley Duncan has played 18 games at first base and committed three errors. He’s also hitting .161 with a .250 OBP. Something has to give there.
Kyle Farnsworth has allowed eight home runs in 24.1 innings. Said Joe Girardi, ever loyal to his guy: “He was facing the monster part of their lineup. It’s not so easy to always whiz through it.”
The Yankees have won seven of their last nine.
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