Very early on in the year I made mention that if the Yankees lost one of their position players that they'd be in pretty big trouble.
Well, it happened...Matsui is out for 3-months...Couple that with Sheffield's woes (and his DL stint) and there outfield is going to be Bubba Crosby, Damon, and Williams for a little while. This means, flat out, that every runner on second (on a hit to the outfield) will challenge. For a Yankees's pitching staff that isn't lights out, this could spell very big trouble for them...
(As a side note: Did Damon hurt his ailing shoulder last night when he took the HR away from Mirabelli?)
Now, aside from their outfield woes, I don't care how many superstars they have in their lineup, Matsui is going to hurt. He's unbelievably consistent, and an incredibly tough out. It's one less lefty to have to deal with...They will still score their runs. With juicing Giambi, A-Rod, Jeter, and Damon, why wouldn't they? But I think this exposes the bottom of that lineup a bit more.