• Stepping Up & Beyond

    Posted by on October 9th, 2010 · Comments (5)

    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.

    Comments on Stepping Up & Beyond

    1. JeremyM
      October 10th, 2010 | 12:04 am

      You know, I don’t look at game 3 of the division series as “house money” and I know that’s not what you’re saying Steve. But I do think some people look at it that way-to me, in a 5-game series, 2-0 is far from insurmountable and history has shown that time and time again. I mean, we sure could’ve used a start like this in 95.

      Hughes was brilliant, very calm and composed. I thought the 5th inning was going to sink his brilliant outing after he had Thome struck out and the ump spit on it (not sure what the ump was looking for, his eyes were right behind the plate where the pitch ended up, who cares if Posada had to reach for it). But Hughes manned up. Two big wins in a row from him.

    2. Raf
      October 10th, 2010 | 12:07 am

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      In terms of proving something, #65 made a…may I say?…”Hughes Statement”

      *GROAN*

      :D

    3. KPOcala
      October 10th, 2010 | 12:10 am

      Great game from Hughes! I’m curious, did anyone see Joba even start to warm-up during the series? I was surprised that he wasn’t brought in at some point this evening. I wonder if Cashman’s ‘surprise’ alluded to earlier in the week could be that Joba will be the 4th starter in the next series…Just speculatin’

    4. MJ Recanati
      October 10th, 2010 | 12:37 am

      KPOcala wrote:

      . I wonder if Cashman’s ‘surprise’ alluded to earlier in the week could be that Joba will be the 4th starter in the next series

      I pray that never happens.

    5. Evan3457
      October 10th, 2010 | 3:14 am

      Yanks move up in weight class in the next round, regardless of the opponent.

      I, personally, am rooting for the Rays to win tomorrow, and take it back to Tampa for the 5th….where Cliff Lee pitches 10 very nice innings, and the game goes 19, before Texas wins.

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