Wednesday, April 11, 2007

More of the Wright stuff

Here is Chase Wright's line through his first two Double-A starts:

14IP, 3H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 19K

One long-time Thunder observer told me tonight that the last time he can recall the Thunder having a lefty look this good was Jason Sekany, who won 14 games for the 1999 team that posted the best record in all of Double-A at 92-50. If Wright keeps pitching like this, he might not be here long enough to match Sekany's '99 performance.

Speaking of starting pitchers, Mike Mussina became the latest one from the Yankees to go down with an injury when he left tonight's game in Minnesota with a left hamstring strain. That gives the Yankees four players (along with Chien-ming Wang, Hideki Matsui, and Johnny Damon) who have suffered muscle strains in the last three weeks. Not good news for Gene Monahan and Co. It's not a big deal right now, however; the Yankees don't need a 5th starter again until the 21st, by which time Jeff Karstens should be back.

Now the Thunder go on the road for the first time this season (and get a break from me). Four in Connecticut (Norwich, to be exact) beginning tomorrow, followed by three in Portland. I'll post news that I find out, but I'm not going to have game details because I won't be there.

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