To be honest, yesterday’s game feels like a loss to me. Phil Hughes couldn’t get out of the fifth inning last night after being staked to a 14-2 lead through three innings
against one of the worst offensive teams in baseball.
I was encouraged by his last start, but this one pretty much killed that. Perhaps I’m being impatient, but I’m very doubtful about Hughes being a key contributor for the rest of this season, and the Yankees probably need to start considering giving his spot to one of the candidates who deserve it more.
How do you justify Hughes starting over Ivan Nova or even Hector Noesi at this point?
There’s also the annoyance of the team piling on run after run the night after they couldn’t score two in nine innings.
Anyway, maybe they’ll get a win that feels like a win today and hit the magic 20 games over .500 mark that’s been elusive so far this year.