• I Heart Phil Hughes

    Posted by on May 29th, 2010 · Comments (3)

    So last night, I went to my first Yankee game of the season and saw a wonderfully pitched game by Phil Hughes against the Cleveland Indians.  I tried to take pictures, but somewhere around the second inning and Phil Hughes’ 5th strikeout, the battery in my camera decided to die.  Oh well.

    Odds and Ends

    • Hughes opened the game with 5 strikeouts.  I love watching strikeouts.  Hughes is now 7-1 on the season.
    • The game really was close until the bottom of the 7th inning, which made it a particularly fun game to attend.  A pitcher’s dual for most of the game, and then a Yankee offense outburst.  Fun.
    • I was shocked SHOCKED by the Yankee offense hanging up an 8.  I know I really shouldn’t be, but when you consider their recent malaise, and when you notice that in the 7th inning, 5 (Granderson, Teixeira, Miranda, Pena, Moeller) of the 9 players in the lineup had an average of .220 or lower, scoring 8 seems highly unlikely.
    • That catch that Trevor Crowe made in center field to rob Juan Miranda was amazing.  I mean, the fans I was sitting with, and I’m pretty sure in most of the Stadium, had no choice but to cheer for it.
    • I have said in the past that I hate bunting, but I was okay with Curtis Granderson’s bunt attempt in the 7th inning against the lefty, Sipp.  However, after 2 failed attempts, Granderson showed me why I hate bunting again, by doubling to center field.
    • Don’t trust the out-of-town scoreboard in Yankee Stadium.  We were keeping an eye on the Tampa Bay and Red Sox games, and noticed that the scores were going back and forth from 4-2 to 3-2 down in Tampa, and 10-5, 12-5, 9-5 up in Boston.  The innings kept changing.  One minute it would be final, and the next it would be back in the 7th.  The whole thing was odd.  We double checked the score on the phone at one point.  It was nice to see that both teams did lose, so the Yankees are now 3.5 out and 3 up on Boston.

    So there ya go.  See ya Tuesday for the Month in Review: May Edition.

    Comments on I Heart Phil Hughes

    1. Corey Italiano
      May 29th, 2010 | 12:16 pm

      Totally forgot about that catch, that WAS amazing. Miranda couldn’t have hit that ball harder, too.

    2. 77yankees
      May 29th, 2010 | 1:42 pm

      Hell of a catch that was – I was glad to hear crowd giving him his due in the background of the TV sound. I remember Jim Edmonds made a lunging play like that in LCF in the Stadium in the mid 90s, and the crowd gave him a standing O as he came in at the end of the inning.

      Btw, deserves mention that the Yanks benefited from two brutal calls at first base by the ump. The first one on Cano, right before Swish’s HR was mortifying – he was out by half a step. Just goes to show as far as ump calls go, that those things even out over the course of a season.

    3. Jeteupthemiddle Allie
      May 29th, 2010 | 2:05 pm

      Yes, I thought Cano was out, but I couldn’t really tell from where I was sitting.

      I also thought Jeter was probably out at one point, and that an Indian player (though I forget who, and I forget when) was probably safe, but called out.

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