Apr
23

Down on the Farm

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My official Phil Hughes prediction for Thursday: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K 

Cashman says Hughes’ first Yankee tenure depends on how long Moose is out, but I think he’s up for good. They’ll keep him around to fill Pavano’s spot after Moose returns, and when (if) Pavano comes back, Hughes will just be too good to send back down.

This is the happiest day in my blogging life.

Triple-A Scranton scheduled off day.

Double-A Trenton (7-2 win over Connecticut) who cares if they won, Phil Hughes is going to The Show!!!
Brett Gardner: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – 4 XBH in last 6 games
Cody Ehlers: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
PJ Pilittere: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
Justin Christian: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI – 7 SB in 13 games
Matt Carson: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Scott Patterson: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Michael Gardner: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Jeff Kennard: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

High-A Tampa
(5-4 loss to Dunedin) who cares if they lost, Phil Hughes is going to The Show!!!
Tim Battle: 1 for 5, 3 K – 22 K in last 10 games
Jose Tabata: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 SB, 1 CS, 1 E (fielding) – threw a runner out at third from RF
Mr. Miranda: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
Colin Curtis: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Francisco Cervelli: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – 7 hits in last 18 ABs
Elvys Quezada: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 E (fielding)
Wilkins Arias: 1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Anthony Claggett: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Low-A Charleston (6-1 win over Savannah) who cares if they won, Phil Hughes is going to The Show!!!
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – 6 game hitting streak
Wilmer Pino: 0 for 4 – 0 for his last 10
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Chris Malec: 3 for 4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – first multi-HR game by a Yankee farmhand this year…
Josue Calzado: 2 for 4, 1 R
Michael Dunn: 7.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 11-6 GB/FB – converted infielder is having a great year
Gaby Medina: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

With Hughes now in the bigs, guess who I consider the best pitching prospect in the minors…
Tim Lincecum: 6.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 10-5 GB/FB- guys are just not supposed to dominate Triple-A less than a year after being drafted…unreal

Categories : Down on the Farm

5 Comments»

  1. Rick says:

    I hope you are right.

  2. Rich says:

    As long as Hughes has his command, I’m confident.

  3. Travis G. says:

    Mike,

    how’s his changeup been so far?

  4. Mike A. says:

    His changeup is good, for some reason everyone seems to think it’s practically non-existent. Is it on par with his fastball and curve? No, but it’s still a usable pitch.

    The biggest thing for him is fastball command, because if he can spot it, he’ll have a go-to pitch if things get out of hand.

    He’ll be fine.

  5. JP says:

    I think this is the good situation for Hughes. Even if he’s an average pitcher this year, he needs to learn how to pitch out of a jam and the Yanks need someone that can at least be a league average pitcher right now. It’s a good thing they limited his pitch count in his first few starts.

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