• April 18th @ The Orioles

    Posted by on April 18th, 2008 · Comments (3)

    Through the first five innings, Phil Hughes looked pretty good tonight. He wasn’t lights-out. But, it was a solid outing (to that point): 5 innings, 80 pitches, 4 hits, 2 walks, and just one run allowed.

    Early in the game, Hughes was getting ahead of batters most of the time – but, he did, still, allow himself to work-up some deep counts at times too.

    What happened in the sixth? I don’t think he was gassed – as the TV gun still had his fastball at 91 MPH in that frame. Maybe he lost a little command of the curve? I’m not sure. In any event, when Hughes was lifted, he was still in a spot, with a little luck, to have a decent statistical outing. But, La Troy Hawkins made sure that didn’t happen.

    I just hope this doesn’t turn into one of those things where it’s May 12th and Hughes is still waiting for his first “W” of the season. That’s not going to help him or the team.

    At the end of the day, whatever happened for the Yankees pitchers in this one didn’t matter much. Outside of Chad Moeller, the Yankees offense was not impressive.

    I swear, someday, Daniel Cabrera is going to pitch for the Yankees. Just a gut feeling. Yes, his career numbers are terrible. But, he’s had some games against the Yankees that standout – albeit due to his talent or the Yankees being flat. I just fear someone in the Yankees front office is taking notes off those good games and putting a star next to his name for future reference. Hopefully I’m wrong on this one.

    Comments on April 18th @ The Orioles

    1. baileywalk
      April 19th, 2008 | 12:59 am

      Isn’t it obvious that Hughes sucks so hard his suckiness transfered to A-Rod and caused him to throw that ball away after Hughes made his pitch and got Jones to ground out?

      Hughes allowed two hits to start the inning, but what was going to be a pretty good start became a bad one the moment A-Rod tossed the game away with that throw. Hawkins, amazingly, had built up some good will among fans. Well, that’s gone.

      At least Edwar didn’t suck like that bad-mechanics, 91-mph-fastball-throwing, overrated-youngest-pitcher-in-the-league-who’s-not-a-damned-ace-yet, arrogant, blog-writing sucker Hughes.

    2. Rich
      April 19th, 2008 | 2:57 am

      I would like to know why whoever was calling the game only called, iirc, one change and two sliders.

      It is noteworthy that GameDay, which is more accurate, had Hughes’s FB at what was usually one mph faster than the gun on TV, so that’s mostly 92-92.

    3. Rich
      April 19th, 2008 | 2:59 am

      That should be 92-93.

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