Mike Mussina pitched today for the New York Yankees. He went 5 innings in the game. This got me thinking: How many times has Moose Mussina pitched 7+ innings in a game for the Yankees?
Using the Baseball-Reference.com Play Index Pitching Game Finder for Mike Mussina, and setting it for "From 1991 to 2007, Playing for NYY, (requiring IP>=7)" shows that Mussina has pitched 7+ innings in a game for the Yankees the following amount of times:
2007: 1 (in 12 Games Started [GS] to date)
2006: 10 (in 32 GS)
2005: 10 (in 30 GS)
2004: 9 (in 27 GS)
2003: 21 (in 31 GS)
2002: 14 (in 33 GS)
2001: 22 (in 34 GS)
As you can see, coming into this season, at least 10 times a year (thereabouts), Moose has been good for 7+ IP in a start.
Mussina has, maybe, about 17 more starts this season - assuming that he does not miss any time. Mike will have to go 7+ innings in around half of those 17 starts to give the Yankees his "usual" 10+ games (in a season) where he goes 7+ innings.
I don't think he's going to make it.
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