There were more than a few reasons, in my opinion, why Phil Hughes could have spit the bit this evening. However…man…did he step up…then some and beyond. In terms of proving something, #65 made a…may I say?…”Hughes Statement” in this game. All things considered, it’s probably the most impressive game I’ve ever seen him pitch. Yeah, I know, “house money” and all that. But, nonetheless the dude was throwing hand grenades in this one, and, pitching with a look on his mug that said “OK, go ahead, try and hit this!” Gotta love it.
So, now, for the 14th time in the last 35 years, the New York Yankees will play in the League Championship Series. Do that math. That’s a .400 batting average. And, in 11 of those 13 previous times, they won the ALCS. Yup, lost only twice in thirteen tries. Hopefully, that’s still stuck on “two” after the 2010 ALCS.
Enjoy the games.