A tip of the cap to Phil Hughes today. When he threw 30 pitches in the bottom of the first, I thought to myself “He’s going to be lucky to go five innings today.” And, what happened? Hughes went six innings and held the Jays to just one earned run over that time. Awesome job by Mr. Hughes.
Not a bad job either, tonight, from Edwar Ramirez. And, we had our first Ross Ohlendorf sighting too! Ohlendorf became the 9th pitcher to make his big league debut with the Yankees this season. That’s a franchise record (since 1957) – by far.
Before this season, and going back to 1957, the record for most pitchers making their big league debut in the same season for the Yankees was five – and it happened five times: 1991, 1992, 1998, 2000 and 2004.
Hey, how about those Devil Rays tonight? Thanks for nothing T.B.