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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 was a fluke.
Yes, Hughes went 18-8 in 2010 but in 14 of the wins the Yankees scored six or more runs, which was the most run support in baseball. Hughes pitched 176 innings and gave up 25 home-runs, which is not typical for an 18-game winner who made 31 starts.
Hughes was voted to the All-Star team in 2010 as his wins record turned a decent first-half into something it was not. And ever since Hughes pitched in that All-Star game he has not gotten back to being even close to decent again.
The real Hughes was on display in yesterday’s loss; and he couldn’t complete four innings, allowed six runs to score...
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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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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7 — New York Yankees 1
C.J. Wilson and the offensive support in the...
KURODA vs. SANTANA compared to WILSON vs. HUGHES:
Photograph of Phil Hughes taken on April 29, 2008 at Yankee Stadium. 04:50, 1 May 2008 . . Mandalatv . . 1,272×954 (691 KB) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you looked at Kuroda and Santana’s career stats vs. the active hitters prior to yesterday’s game, the Yankee win was already a lock.
Not taking anything away from Kuroda, but...
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Robbie will come around soon, but it is Teixeira’s lack of production which should be very worrisome to Yankee...
Some sites give you their immediate takes on just-completed games. I believe in taking a moment (or full night) to compose my thoughts.
The New York Yankees last night won the rubber game of their first series with the Pujolsian Edition of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. None of the games were particularly great, nor is there much to extrapolate based on the performances we saw...
The New York Yankees (4-3) beat the Los Angeles Angels (2-5) 5-0, yesterday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
Hiroki Kuroda (W, 1-1)
Ervin Santana (L, 0-2)
Hiroki Kuroda had a great day pitching 8 scoreless innings, allowed 5 hits, 2 walks and struck out 6 batters.
David Robertson pitched a 1-2-3 9th inning to end the ballgame.
Nick Swisher in the first inning...
This latest episode of the Lady At The Bat Podcast was recorded before the Yankees won the rubber game of their weekend series against the Angels last night. They start a three game series against the Twins tonight and travel to Boston this weekend for their first meeting of the season with the Red Sox. Mike Passeri of New York Yankees Update joins me on the podcast to talk Yankees...