The Yankees' mini-hot streak will be put to the test tonight as they face Rich Harden in Oakland. The A's have dropped five straight. Harden sure looked good to me last Sunday, but Ken Arneson assured me that it was one of Harden's worst performances of the year. Yikes. Hopefully, the Bombers can win the weekend series, then take two-of-three in Seattle before they return to New York to face the Mets. (A week from now, we could be looking at Pedro v. Johnson: mmmm, juicy.)
But let's not get ahead of ourselves. First up is the tough young, Mr. Harden. After throwing a lot of pitches in his shut out last Saturday, Mike Mussina is back on the hill for the Yanks. It will be interesting to see how he responds.