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Bronx Baseball Daily:
There has been a lot of talk about Phil Hughes potentially losing his rotation spot once Andy Pettitte comes back, but it is important to remember that Freddy Garcia is also pitching for a job.
Garcia had an uncharacteristically good spring, but got roughed up in his first start of the season primarily due to a lack of command. He’ll be back out on the mound today and another bad start could really shift the attention on Pettitte even more than it already is.
Remember, despite Garcia’s solid year last season, he still failed to reach the 150 inning mark and barely did so the year before. So it’s not like this guy has an amazing track record. Not since 2006 has he really had a complete and effective season.
With the way David Phelps has been pitching, the Yankees might not even have to wait until Pettitte is back to start making changes to the rotation. So tonight’s start, and every start for a while, will be important for Garcia.
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New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes made his second start yesterday afternoon against Los Angeles Angels, and ex-Ranger CJ Wilson.
And Hughes preformed exactly how I thought he would, terribly.
Phil Hughes in 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I have received endless criticism from LLP readers about my harsh stance on Hughes not having the stuff to be a starter; and that his 2010 season...
Andy Pettitte made his latest minor league start on Sunday and said he felt good after throwing 47 pitches and remains on track to return to the Bronx on May 5th or 10th.
“Right now, I feel good. I feel strong,” Pettitte told Adam Berry of MLB.com. “I need to get to where I can get into a game and feel comfortable where I can get into an inning where I may have to throw...
From Mark Hale:The way things looked for Andy Pettitte after yesterday’s minor league outing, it seemed possible he would need just two more starts before rejoining the Yankees. Pettitte’s return to the major league seemed imminent, meaning Phil Hughes might get just two more turns to solve his woes.
Both Pettitte and Hughes, however, will be getting more time.
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Right-hander Freddy Garcia will be making...
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7 — New York Yankees 1
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The Los Angeles Angels (3-5) beat the New York Yankees (4-4) 7-1, yesterday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
C.J. Wilson (W, 2-0)
Phil Hughes (L, 0-2)
Phil Hughes struggled really bad and was booed off by the Yankee fans after his poor performance. He went 3.1 innings, allowed 8 hits, 6 runs (2 HR's), walked 2 and struck out 6 batters.
David Phelps had a...