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Does anyone else find Yankees pitching prospect David Phelps’ story eerily familiar?
Phil Hughes; April 29, 2008 at Yankee Stadium.
Getting tossed around like a rag doll between the rotation, bullpen and minors all season.
Not be allotted the chance to settle into a roll.
Pre-set pitching/innings limit.
Getting stretched multiple times as a starter.
Excuse me, as the above is not supposed to be a history lesson on Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes even though it could be.
No these notes are referring to how the Yankees have handled rookie Phelps first season in the Bigs, carelessly.
Phelps doesn’t know his role because the Yankees keep changing it accordingly, and it is reckless.
Why the Yankees haven’t learned their lesson after the Joba and Hughes mess is unbelievable to me.
Once again, the Yankees continue to be thoughtless with the progress of their best pitching prospects.
Starter to reliever; bullpen to rotation is not a productive way to develop a young pitcher as it can scr...
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In a game of the top two offenses, Nick Swisher’s slam highlights a 8-2 win over the Texas Rangers.
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Derek Lowe spent his weekend thinking about how exciting it was going to be to get back on a major league mound after agreeing to terms with the New York Yankees. On Monday, he got that chance. Lowe pitched four scoreless innings to close out the Yankees' 8-2 win over the Texas Rangers, picking up his first save since 2001. "You just keep going, and every inning, they...
Regular Season Game 116
YANKEES vs RANGERS
First Pitch: 7:05 PM | TV: MY9/MLBN | Radio: WCBS
Here are the lineups:
Derek Jeter DH
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Andruw Jones LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Casey McGehee 3B
Russell Martin C
Jasyon Nix SS
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (10-8, 3.24 ERA)
Ian Kinsler 2B
Nick Swisher hit a grand slam off Ryan Dempster and drove in five runs, Derek Lowe closed with four shutout innings in his Yankees debut and New York beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 Monday night.
David Phelps, starting in place of injured ace CC Sabathia, picked off two runners and pitched a career-high five innings for the win.
In the opener of a four-game series between the teams...
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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Derek Lowe was making his first appearance in a New York Yankees uniform.
Derek Lowe (Getty Images)
Lowe recently signed with the Yankees to a minor league contract. He signed with the Yankees after being released by the Cleveland Indians.
He pitched 4 scoreless innings on Monday night in the Yankees...
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Hiroki Kuroda pitched a two-hitter and the New York Yankees got
consecutive homers from Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira in a 3-0
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