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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)
Is Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes irrevocably becoming what everyone touted him to be?
After six seasons of being a source of utter frustration, it seems like Hughes has finally gotten it.
And I hate to say I told you so, but I did.
Countless times in the past, I have pointed out that Hughes lived and died by the speed gun. His fastball’s velocity went hand in hand with his confidence level.
At first, Hughes got away with primarily throwing his fastball when it clocked in at 93+ mph.
Like in his infamous All-Star 2010 season when he won 18 games, a number masked by the Yankee bats providing a ton of run support.
As expected this charade didn’t last long, as big league hitters eventually figured out Hughes’ love affair with his four-seamer. And it did not matter anymore whether Hughes was throwing 96 or 89 mph.
One time through a lineup, ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Soon, Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis will return from their Jacuzzis and reclaim their Yankee lockers, perhaps bringing to a close the most satisfying month since October 2009. Don't gemmie wrong. To beat the Rangers, Angels and Tigers, we need both guys. Trouble is, without a tweaked gonad, their return will end Lyle Overbay's time as a Yankee. After the last six...
DEFENDING THE NAME
Mickey Mantle’s family issued a statement and retained a law firm on Monday to dispute the allegation that the Hall of Famer used a corked bat when he played.
It seems like New York Yankees pitchers’ Mariano Rivera and Joba Chamberlain have made nice and their short lived ‘feud’ is over. The Yankees PR department pulled off a great PR move by Tweeting out a photo of the two pitchers hugging in the clubhouse on Sunday morning singling that all is well.
It was reported that the two got into a tiff on Saturday prior to the Yankees game...
credit: getty images The New York Yankees have been riddled with injuries since the start of the season but slowly players are returning to the field. Curtis Granderson returned to the lineup recently and Mark Teixiera should be back with the team shortly. Teixiera told MLB.com writer Brian Hoch that he expects to be back with the team by June 1. Previously Teixiera has set a return...
The New York Yankees are currently in first place in the AL East with the second-best record in all of baseball, so as soon as they have that best record in baseball status locked up – and maybe toss in a few highway robbery trades as well – all will be well in the universe, according to Yankees fans. One of the luxuries of being “business as usual” for baseball’s highest...
The New York Yankees have yet another entry to the disabled
list. On Sunday, May 12, the Yankees placed infielder Edwin Nunez on the 15-day
disabled list due to tightness in his rib cage. Nunez last played on May 5, so
he is eligible to return to the lineup on May 20. Indications are that Nunez
should return by then.
Hoch reported that Nunez strained...
Today, something will happen I never again expected to see:Curtis Granderson will rejoin the Yankees. I thought we'd trade him. Frankly, I hoped we would. Not that he's a villain. Grandy remains a solid world citizen - a good-deed-doer and role model to all. He plays fine defense and hits many HRs. It's just my lingering memory -- Curtis, trudging to the dugout, bat...
As Prince Harry wrapped up his trip to the United States on the East Coast, he got the chance to play America's pastime with the fine folks over at Harlem RBI.
During the event, Harry got his chance to swing the bat as he was being pitched to by New York Yankees Mark Teixeira.
To give credit to Harry, he made good contact:
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Yesterday marked what could be the first step in the Yankees transforming from the surprising underdog to the dominant force we've come to know. Curtis Granderson made his return to the lineup after missing 38 games with a fractured forearm. The Yankees' outfielder was inserted into the lineup as the starting left fielder.
While Granderson may have gone hitless in...
There wasn't enough time for the Yankees to tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or do much else on their short layover before going home.
So during a quick stop in Cleveland, they went to Progressive Field and split a doubleheader that wasn't on the schedule when the season started.
Vidal Nuno pitched five innings of three-hit ball to win his first major league start and...
Once Felix Hernandez tweaked his back, the whole game took an odd twist.
Robinson Cano hit a two-run double, Lyle Overbay delivered a tiebreaking sacrifice fly and the New York Yankees rallied in the seventh inning after King Felix was forced to make an early exit, beating Seattle 4-3 Tuesday night.
''It was hard luck,'' Hernandez said.
The Mariners' ace was...
Phelps took a tough loss, giving up one through 6.2 innings. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
New York Yankees 0 — Cleveland Indians 1
David Phelps made one bad pitch in today’s 1-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The first game of a doubleheader today.
David Phelps got the nod for the first game today to makeup rained out games earlier this season. On a 2-2 pitch...
A few days ago, I mentioned to former Nick Swisher that I had picked his former Yankees teammates to finish last in the American League East.
He smiled and shook his head.
"Bro," he said, "you can't bet against those guys. You just can't."
Lesson learned. When I walked into the Yankees clubhouse Tuesday afternoon, they were not last in the AL East....
With Pukilis on the 60 -180 day DL, I have been able to watch Yankee games again.Today, game one in Cleveland, I saw what might be the worst line-up ever slated by the Yankees. This is the history making component of the story.It was clear from the outset, that no one was going to get more than an occasional bunt single. And we didn't.Cano is tired. He swung at the first...
With all due respect to the Dillon Gee-John Gast match-up in St. Louis tonight, there’s one marquee pitching match-up on the schedule for tonight’s games: Felix Hernandez vs CC Sabathia in New York. Neither pitcher throws as hard as they used to, but they’ve both managed to adapt to life without their fastest fastball, and both remain among the best starting pitchers on earth...