Via Michael Geffner -
The Yankees had their first live batting practice today.
All the young pitchers were, predictably, impressive, especially phenom-in-waiting Philip Hughes. You heard the Yankee batters drop names like Clemens and Schilling after they faced the kid.
“His fastball jumps right out of his hand,” Jason Giambi said, “and his curveball was filthy. We could’ve really used him last year.”
Hey, is Jason putting Hughes in the same class as Pavano with that last statement?