Originally written on Lady Loves Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Don’t you hate it when you are right?  Phil Hughes on the Scranton Yankees (Photo credit: Wikipedia) What about when you are over and over again? Well, once again, I will state that in this situation I would have happily accepted being wrong about Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes ability. But enough is enough. I have been ripped to shreds for my so-called ‘obsession’ with Hughes’ overall lack of skill to be a successful starter. Even when Hughes had those few moments of greatness this season, he never failed to find a way back to stink again. And now Hughes cannot even muster up enough to make one decent start that used to cause everyone to reminisce back to the 2010 season when he won 18-games. A majority of Yankee fans were in utter denial about the specifics about Hughes’ career year, when I knew his 2010 season was just a fluke. (more…) © Kate for Lady Loves Pinstripes, 2013. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Chicago White Sox, David Huff, Hughes, Joe Girardi, Phil Hughes, Wild ...
4 Comments:
  • I've been saying this for a long time...the man is NOT A FREAKING STARTER PERIOD!!!!!!! The rain delay in game one against the White Sox was heaven sent since they didn't run Hughes back out there when the game restarted. I am one Yankee fan who is sick and tired of Hughes and Joba the Hutt too...wish the team would just release them already, their free agents at years end and it's for sure the Yankees will not be offering them contracts. The Yankees could do no worse if they used a pitcher called up from the minors to replace both of these losers. We finally have a lineup that can put up runs...CC is starting to pitch better, Nova is lights out, Kuroda will return to form after his recent slump and Pettite will do what Pettite does when the Yankees need a clutch performance. It's Hughes starting and that Fat Head Joba who more often than not throw a monkey wrench into the works.
  • I agree with you completely....Hughes is not totally to blame but his off-season work ethic did not help either. The Yankees put too much pressure on Hughes since bringing him up in 2007, and he got lucky in 2010. His best year was 2009, as putting Hughes in the bullpen after the All-Star break was a season changer in my mind. Yes, he stunk in the postseason but the regular season he was lights out for 7th and 8th innings before the Yankees won #27.
  • I know Phil doesn't deserve all the blame...I'm just glad that Joe finally pulled the plug. Hopefully he pitches lights out in relief down the stretch. Another nice win tonight as Mo gets save #41...Big Papi was right, Dempster has awoken a sleeping Giant.
  • Well overall after last night's devastating loss to Red Sox....the entire starting rotation has to pitch deeper into games because the bullpen is taxed. Girardi should have kept D-Rob in last night, as Mo pitched two innings the night before on top of the previous evening too.
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