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New York Yankees: You Hughes you lose

Who has had enough of Phil Hughes?

Photograph of Phil Hughes taken on April 29, 2...

Photograph of Phil Hughes taken on April 29, 2008 at Yankee Stadium. 04:50, 1 May 2008 . . Mandalatv . . 1,272×954 (691 KB) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hughes proved once again, vs. Rangers, to be a liability on the mound. But this doesn’t seem to faze skipper Joe Girardi as he told Mark Feinstein of the NY Daily News this after the game:Well, the New York Yankees certainly have not, which is a real concern.

 “We believe he can do it and I know he believes he can do it. But right now, sometimes the ball’s running back a little, he’s leaving the curveball up, the cutter’s sometimes not getting to where he wants to so it is frustrating. But you’ve got to keep working at it.”

And if you were wondering whether Hughes’ rotation spot was in jeopardy, Girardi clearly stated:

“Our plans are to send (Hughes) out there again. He’s got to keep working at it. We’ve got to try to find a way to get it right.”

Hughes is one lucky guy, as most teams with other options would definitely use them because it is not like things could get any worse.

Even in his earlier start against the Twins, Hughes was mediocre at best. He did manage to pitch five whole innings, and get a W courtesy of the Yankee bats scoring seven runs.

In case you forgot, here is what Hughes has done in his four starts this season (stats are courtesy of mlb.com):

All stats courtesy of mlb.com.

Does anybody know how many more games Hughes has to screw up for the Yankees to take him out of the starting rotation?

Personally, I can’t stand watching Hughes on the mound because he makes me uneasy.

Hughes’ body looks cramped when he throws, as he doesn’t use the length of his body. I presume this limits what he can do with the baseball, which gives batters the advantage before he even starts his motion.

Yes, Hughes can throw a ball in the low to mid 90’s right across the plate, but I am sure a lot of people who don’t play pro-ball can do the same.

Until Hughes stops judging his fastball by its velocity, and the Yankees come to grips that 18-wins can be a fluke…. he will continue to lose.

It is unfair and irresponsible of both Girardi and Cashman to put the Yankees in a losing position, and that is exactly what they are doing every time they hand Phil Hughes the ball.

In my opinion the time has come for the Yankees to give a prospect a shot, as hey you never know when you might find a Jeremy Lin.

God…Hughes is making me miss AJ Burnett? And even Bartolo Colon? Sweet Jesus.

What do you think about the Hughes situation???

PLEASE, VOTE BELOW….




2 Comments

  1. Matt says:

    Kate- I love the headline! I came here first thing this morning to see what you had to say about last night's game. And you ask, "Does anybody know how many more games Hughes has to screw up for the Yankees to take him out of the starting rotation?" I'll go in and say, 3 games. Which, sad to say, might only be about 10-12 innings.

    Richard- I'm looking forward to your counter-point to this post. I'm far from being a Hughes-basher, but I'm starting to lean toward Kate on this one. But I'm still pulling for him. Just like I want to see AJ do well in Pittsburgh.

    • LLP says:

      Thanks Matt…..but not believing in Hughes is not what I wish for, it is just something I can't help. Hughes does everything that you don't want a starting pitcher to do and has no work ethic to improve make any changes. Until the Yankees stop babying him living in some 18-game winning fantasy, Hughes will start and the team will lose when he does.