It can't be said enough that Mike Mussina has been the MVP for the Yankees this season. Last night is just one more example of how he has been the steady hand for the rotation.
This upcoming series with the Angels carries a lot of weight with it. After getting handled by LA in the first two games at the Stadium the Yanks bounced back and took the last two to break even. After the same thing happened in Texas where the Yanks usually dominate, they coulduse a boost from Ian Kennedy who should feel like he has something to prove to after being abysmal in his early season starts. They should have a fighting chance regardless of Kennedy since the Yanks usually find a way to get to Jered Weaver.
The problem the Yankees always have with the Angels is holding down the offense. It will be asking a lot of Dan Giese and Ian Kennedy, not to mention a recently slumping Andy Pettitte to hold down the Angels.
Aside from the win yesterday the other good news out of Yankeeland was that Phil Hughes had a successful rehab start in Scranton last night, throwing 4.2 innings of one run ball. By all accounts he was touching 95 on the radar gun and sitting at 93-94. I have always been a big believer in Hughes and I think he could be just as important to the future of the Yankees as Joba is. Hopefully it will only be one more rehab start until The Franchise is ready to get back on a big league mound. If anything at least he get some much needed big league experience.