Mike Mussina sweated out the final moments of a 2-1 victory against the Red Sox yesterday. The Moose could be an All-Star.
Rick Carpiniello looks at what impact Brett Gardner could have on the Yankees.
Johnny Damon seems headed to the disabled list. This notebook also has updates on the All-Star selections, a “fight” over Joe Girardi’s office, seven hit batters, Jorge Posada, Joba Chamberlain and Jose Molina.
The Sunday Baseball Beat implores Terry Francona to make Mariano Rivera the All-Star Game starter. The notes also take a look at Pedro Martinez’s slump, the silly A-Rod situation, interleague imbalance and other tibits from throughout the game.
The minor-league notebook this week looks at a Yankees fan who changed his tune when the Red Sox drafted him. Brian Heyman has the story of Peter Gilardo.
Sox-Yanks close out the series tonight at 8 p.m. on ESPN. Check back later for the All-Star Game rosters, reaction on the picks from the Stadium and, of course, the lineups.