I was supposed to see Hiroki Kuroda pitch last night vs. the LA Dodgers, but thanks to Mother Nature I had to endure another Phil Hughes catastrophe.
Dodgers Yasiel Puig – 06-20-2013 – Yankee Stadium
After Tuesday night’s game got bumped making Wednesday a doubleheader, the older of the two starting pitchers traditionally picks the game he wants to start in.
Kuroda picked the day game, which worked out great as the Yankees won 6-4 with Mariano Rivera clocking his 25th saves of the season.
Heading into the doubleheader the Dodgers were 10-20 on the road, and have a 29-39 record, which has kept them in the NL West cellar all season long.
Plus LA was countering Hughes with Chris Capuano on the bump, and his numbers make Hughes look like an ace.
Capuano came into the game with a 1-4 record over eight stars, with an ERA of 5.45. In his last two starts he was tagged for eight runs, three homers and seven walks.
So as I headed up to the Bronx on the 4-train, I was hopeful that if Hughes ca...