Mike Mussina won his 200th game yesterday as the Yankees came from behind to defeat the Chicago White Sox behind two sensational plays by Bubba Crosby... my new favorite Yankee! Bubba's Bash Rocks Stadium is a great read. Here's a bit:
In addition to his fourth-inning dinger, Crosby recorded five putouts, including a courageous catch on Magglio Ordonez's third-inning liner, a snag that sent Crosby face-first into the wall in right-center.Way to go Bubba!
"I know it's padded, I know it's safe," he said with a laugh. "I know it's not gonna hurt too much."
Actually, Crosby said, the violent collision felt great, partially because he never knew how it felt to hear 37,484 fans cheering for him, but mostly because he knew how much yesterday meant to Mussina. The righty had failed in four previous chances to reach 200; after giving up three runs in the first inning it looked he would come up short again.