"He had a 102-degree temperature and an infection in his throat, so he really looked as bad as you can look."
Angels Manager Mike Scioscia on Jarrod Washburn, last night's scheduled starter
Angels C Bengie Molina, who was forced to leave Friday night's Game 3 after being hit in the elbow with a Tom Gordon fastball, was back in the lineup last night. Molina, who went 1 for 3, is hitting .429 with three homers in the series.
The End of an Era?
The possibility exists that tonight's Game 5 will be the last in pinstripes for CF Bernie Williams, a vital piece of the Yankees' late 1990s-early 2000s dynasty. "Just about everybody on this ballclub has kidded with him about it, just to keep it from being too emotional," Manager Joe Torre said yesterday. "I know one thing: Bernie is seizing the moment. He's having some quality at-bats, and he seems to be in a great frame of mind. There's no question it's going to be an emotional time when [Williams's Yankees career is over], when he's not here anymore." Williams will be a free agent after the season, and the team has made little effort to re-sign him. If the team does bring him back, he most likely will be relegated to a lesser role.