Apr 12, 2008


A wonderful one from Wang; an absolute gem, rivaling the best games he's ever pitched. The one run scored off him was definitely hit well but still playable. The only other hit he allowed was a 9th inning bunt single. A complete game 2-hitter against a lineup as tough as Boston's is incredibly rare, and he did it with just 93 pitches.

Wang is 3-0 with a 1.23 era. He's off to the best start of his career and best I can remember from a Yankee pitcher.

The last Yankee to pitch a complete game against Boston was Mike Mussina, way back in 2002. The last complete game by a Yankee was done last June (against Chicago) by the man of the moment.

- I don't often touch on prospects, but I have to because two guys in Charleston are off to absolutely torrid starts: Justin Snyder and Jesus Montero. They went a combined 5-7 tonight, with a HR, a double and 3 walks. Snyder is hitting an otherwordly .516/.568/.803 on the year, while Montero ain't too far behind at .368/.400/.605. Snyder is a 22-year-old second-baseman who will almost certainly move to Tampa sometime this year (with an outside shot at Trenton). Montero is an 18-year-old catcher, and it wouldn't surprise me to see him ranked as one of baseball's top prospects after the season.

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