Friday, May 12, 2006

Yanks season snapped apart?

Does Joe Torre have another minor miracle in his trick bag? After winning the division in 2005 with starting pitchers from the minors (Wang, Small) and a Colorado washout who renewed his life in NYC (Chacon), the Yanks lost part of their soul yesterday when Hideki Matsui broke his wrist attempting a sliding catch of a looper hit by Mark Loretta (the newest Yankee-killer). Matsui is a no-complaint player who lives up to the professionalism standard that was the hallmark of the 1996-2000 Yanks. He is one of the most productive hitters in baseball and a man who could be counted on to come up with hits in clutch situations -- one of the few Yanks with that knack.

Now Godzilla is on the shelf for 3+ months and may be out until 2007. And Torre will have to pull another minor miracle out of his ear for the Yanks to win again.

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