Things have been going quite well for the Yankees recently, getting big starts out of both Roger Clemens and Mike Mussina. If both can pitch effectively for the rest of the year, the Yankees rotation matches up with anyone.
I think this is probably the last ride for the Rocket and I get the sense he got 2 cortisone shots in his elbow because he doesn’t care about his arm long term at this point. He said before the Red Sox game he would be ready to go out and shut them down and he did. He is a competitor, and I’m sure would like nothing more than to finish out his career helping to lead a run to the World Series.