• 2008 Regular Season Game 152: In-Game Comments

    Posted by on September 17th, 2008 · Comments (18)

    Please use this entry to share your opinions, observations, complaints, rooting, and other sundry comments with fellow fans during the playing of the Yankees game on Wednesday, September 17, 2008.

    Comments on 2008 Regular Season Game 152: In-Game Comments

    1. September 17th, 2008 | 7:27 pm

      33 pitches in the 1st inning for Phil.

    2. Jake1
      September 17th, 2008 | 7:40 pm

      I’m still not seeing that mid 90’s fastball that everyone said he had going in the minors.

      This guy is a pitcher who will be a nice #3 for a team. But he’s not a front line pitcher. he doesn’t have the put away stuff to be that kind of guy.

      We already have that young pitcher in Joba.

    3. September 17th, 2008 | 7:46 pm

      24 pitches in the 2nd inning for Phil. 57 pitches for two innings.

      Flash and Senator Al: Hughes’ fastball is straight and around 92 MPH. He cannot locate it – or his curve or his cutter. And, he’s trying to hard with his curve…resulting it too many “rollers.”

      Yet, no runs allowed.

    4. Jake1
      September 17th, 2008 | 7:56 pm

      I see an average fastball with a curve he can’t throw for strikes. And no put away pitch to finish hitters.

      And they didn’t get Santana for this?

      You can talk diminished stuff with Santana but he’s “diminished” fastball is still at 94mph.

    5. September 17th, 2008 | 8:02 pm

      15 pitches in the 3rd inning for Phil. 72 pitches for three innings.

      And, FWIW, Phil has managed to throw 72 pitches in this game before the clock struck 8 PM.

    6. September 17th, 2008 | 8:03 pm

      ~~And no put away pitch to finish hitters.~~

      Hence, the high pitch count, IMHO.

    7. September 17th, 2008 | 8:15 pm

      17 pitches in the 4th inning for Phil. 89 pitches for four innings.

      No way he goes more than five…and he might not come back out for the 5th…

      But, even having ZERO ability to locate, he’s only given up 1 run…that’s something, I guess?

    8. Jake1
      September 17th, 2008 | 8:17 pm

      How did Cashman look at Hughes and Kennedy and decide they were 12 game winners in the majors this year?

      How did he scout them and decide to put them on the level of Joba and not to move them for all star pitchers?

    9. September 17th, 2008 | 8:30 pm

      Four and out for Phil tonight.

      Flash and Al are first in the apologists line: Saying that Hughes was too “amped up” and trying to make an impression, etc., and that impacted his ability to locate.

      Gee, you don’t think that Clayton Richard was amped for this game too? Yet, he located just fine through the first four…

      Oh, well, at lease Phil will have time to shower early now, get dressed, and be home quickly after the game…and get plenty of rest to watch “The Office” on TV tomorrow…

    10. September 17th, 2008 | 8:32 pm

      ~~How did Cashman look at Hughes and Kennedy and decide they were 12 game winners in the majors this year?~~

      I’m still trying to figure out the pick-ups of Pavano and Igawa…maybe there’s a clue in there that will help…

    11. Jake1
      September 17th, 2008 | 8:48 pm

      How many chances does a guy get? It’s been 8 years for Cashman. 200 mill a yr for 8 years and he still can’t put together a starting rotation of any note?

      How many talented GM’s wouldn’t salivate at the chance to remake the Yankees with 100 mill off the top to play with?

    12. lenyce
      September 17th, 2008 | 8:51 pm

      Steve, you were money on this if what your reporting is right, I cant see the game here in DC…but seriously, why is this guy so hyped, and if you know he cant do the stuff he is hyped to do why not trade him knowing your gonna get Santana. I have to believe cash just wanted to sign him as a free agent and was hoping the twins would hold on to him for the year. Maybe cash just sacrificed this trade so that he could instill a culture of not trading young talent. He had to know, did he not see this guy pitch, him and Ian. Who is reporting this stuff to him. Who are the scouts.

    13. lenyce
      September 17th, 2008 | 8:51 pm

      And where is his change-up?

    14. September 17th, 2008 | 9:02 pm

      Man, this game is moving WAY too fast…

      You know you’re in trouble when it’s 9 PM and you’re hearing GBA being played…

    15. Corey
      September 17th, 2008 | 9:58 pm

      Girardi sending melky a message by moving him to left for gardner. Or maybe he’s just done with him for real?

    16. Corey
      September 17th, 2008 | 10:00 pm

      why did girardi take joba out? Why not give him the innings?

    17. OnceIWasAYankeeFan
      September 17th, 2008 | 10:17 pm

      ~~And no put away pitch to finish hitters.~~

      Hence, the high pitch count, IMHO.


      Jon Lester seemed to have no put away pitch, and he struggled with pitch counts too. And he didn’t have the minor league results that Hughes had. And what does he look like now? One of the best pitchers in the league.

      I wouldn’t write off Hughes just yet.

    18. Jake1
      September 18th, 2008 | 10:47 am

      Lester is also left handed. Which gives him a big advantage.
      And Hughes is injury prone. Lester had cancer. Tiny difference

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