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New York Yankees: Saving Phil Hughes

making a Hughes funny....

The New York Yankees did what they needed to do, win the game and avoid losing a home series to the Minnesota Twins for the first time since 2001.

Phil Hughes was not totally useless on the mound but he was far from good. You wouldn’t know it listening to the YES commentating, as it was honestly painful.

The way Jack Curry, and even Al Leiter were talking about Hughes, you’d think he was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Everyone knows that Eduardo Nunez made an error in the first, which kept the inning going longer but that is a circumstance not just in baseball but also in life; and pitchers should be ready for it.

Hughes really cannot complain, as he has caused the Yankees enough problems the last two seasons that it is kind of the pot calling the kettle black.

In the end Hughes got the win courtesy of the Yankees bats scoring seven runs. Hughes should buy Curtis Granderson dinner, as the Grandy-man went 5-for-5 with three homers and four RBIs.

This is the same way Hughes won the majority of his games in 2010, but putting a ton of pressure on the hitters to score and continually deplete the bullpen. He did pitch five whole innings in this outing, which makes 13 total innings pitched in three starts.

If the schedule sticks, Hughes will face Rangers Yu Darvish on Tuesday night down in Arlington. Just thinking about what the Rangers bats could do makes me want to hide under my bed and not come out.

Well, before I even go there let me get through the Fenway Centennial and Red Sox series first.

Nothing like starting the weekend listening to how hard life was on Yankee Way…. blah, blah, blah and watching the Red Sox relive 2004, while all I remember was how sad my Dad was about having to remove the sigh from a tree in the backyard that read, “What happened here in 1918.”




5 Comments

  1. Richard Griffith says:

    Love the poster. Is Cashman leading off?

    I won't even go back to 2010, since that seems to be one of your Hughes mantras. Nunez did a bit more than just keep the inning going a little longer, like 4 unearned runs longer. Take that away and Hughes line looks like 6 innings 2 ER's.

    Darvish is getting 9 runs per start. Let's not give him the CY award in April ok?

  2. Tanned Tom says:

    The mark of a good pitcher is being able to win without his best stuff, to avoid the big inning. Hughes had 2 on with 2 outs, no runs in yet. He gets the next guy we wouldn't even remember the Nunez error. He then walks the next batter. Okay still no crisis, no runs in yet, and there's a force at any base and almost any kind of ground ball gets you out of the jam. Then he gives up a single and a double, clearing the bases. 4 runs in. The difference between melt-down artists like Hughes, and Burnett, and Nova is that Hughes gives up 4 runs and Nova would have given up 1 or 2 max. One guy is a battler, the other a struggler.
    Just because the vagaries of scoring rules make all 4 runs unearned doesn't change the fact Hughes stunk it up, again.

  3. Richard Griffith says:

    Another mark of a good pitcher is to limit the damage and allow your team a chance to get back in it. He did that for 4 more innings. Hardly a meltdown. You look at 1 inning I look at the entire game.

    Then you call Nova a meltdown artist and then a battler. Not that is a vagary.

    I love Nunez's bat, but his glove belongs on left field.

  4. lafseo says:

    nice blo.g

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