Gothamist was beginning to wonder if Mariano Rivera was still on the Yankees. Through five games the Yankees had not used him, even though they had played a few close games. Sunday, Rivera finally got in a game, but his presence was unnecessary as the Yankees cruised to a 10-1 win.
Perhaps it was the sight of their favorite punching bag, Bartolo Colon, because the Yankees’ offense finally showed up. Jorge Posada had two home runs and three of the Yankees’ fifteen hits. Mike Mussina pitched six innings of one-run ball before giving way to Farnsworth, Proctor and the previously invisible Rivera.
The win brings New York home with a 2-4 record, not exactly the way they wanted to start the season, but they have a chance to fix that a home this week. They have three games against the Royals before heading back on the road for trips to Minnesota and Toronto.