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.
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.”