Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 11/8/14
It would have been a cruel turn of events for the Yankees had the worst case scenario come to pass. It did not, however, and Robinson Cano is simply day-to-day with a left hand contusion after getting struck with a J A Happ pitch last night in Toronto.The cruelty would have been there because of the fact that the Yankees had, just the other day, gotten their full lineup back. Derek Jeter had returned (again) to join big bats Curtis Granderson, Alfonso Soriano, Alex Rodriguez, etc. A major Cano injury would have given the impression that, instead of being on a playoff run, the Yankees were on a treadmill, not getting anywhere, with the machine's motor close to giving out.So, for now, at least, Robinson Cano and the Yankees have dodged a bullet. Cano is expected back in the lineup soon and the team can continue its fight for that final playoff spot. Needless to say, that final playoff spot is going to be hard to come by, especially if Phil Hughes remains in the starting rotation. ...
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  • Enough is enough already, Hughes has got to be taken out of the starting rotation. He has 14 losses and was supposeto be Ace material at one time. Hell, if he has just 10 losses the Yankees would be just 4.5 games behind Boston right now. Girardi has been more than patient with Phil but now he has got to be removed from the rotation if the Yankees have any hope of a comeback. He won't be back next season so why not cut your losses now. It's bad enough CC has struggled, the Yankees can't afford to allow Hughes to continue to derail this team, especially since the lineup is now healthy.
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