Wednesday, June 20, 2012
For one start, it looked like Phil Hughes had his problems with the long ball solved. For 4 1/3 innings Wednesday, it became clear they were not.
The Braves chased Hughes early in a 10-5 Yankees lost after scattering his offerings throughout the outfield seats at Yankee Stadium. Hughes allowed six hits in 4 1/3 innings of work—four of them cleared the fence.
The tough day on the hill came only five days after Hughes delivered his first homerless outing in a win against the Nationals. He had won each of his past three starts, but took the loss Wednesday, as his homer total reached 19 in 14 starts.
Well, that was quite annoying.
What was especially brutal was giving up the extra four runs after the Yankees pulled within 6-5 in the sixth on the strength of four solo home runs. Four of them! Heck, the Yankees were lucky that three of the Braves’ five home runs were solo shots or this would have been even worse for the Bombers.
This was the first game the Yankees have lost that A-Rod has hit a home run in. Weird little streak there.
Hopefully the Mets continue to help the Yankees out this weekend. And thankfully this weekend is the end of this interleague nonsense.
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