Phil vs. Fausto

Yanks a-roundin’ third, and headed for home
Move over Edwar, here comes Steven Artz

Thanks to tonight’s pitching matchup, you can file this one under “games I wish I was going to.”

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Yanks a-roundin’ third, and headed for home
Move over Edwar, here comes Steven Artz
  • dan

    Fausto doesn;t make sense to me. he has unbelievable stuff but strikes out fewer per 9 than the league average. a quick thing on baseball tonight showed him throwing 96 with incredible down and away (to a lefty) movement. his pitches look like that of felix, but maybe hes just missing a great offspeed pitch right now

  • Motown Yankees Fan

    Where do you find all these great pictures?

  • KAnst

    The reason Fausto doesnt strike out many is his sinker is mad good, he just gets ground balls. He is very similar to Wang, he currently has a 3.3 GB/FB ratio

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Nice, he broke out the slider…

  • Greg G.

    Hey, Mike…you back?

  • http://mvn.com/milb-yankees Eric Schultz

    That slider was niiice

  • Greg G.

    By the way, is it me or is #14 for the Indians really versatile? He covers a lot of ground out there.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Yes, been back since Wednesday night, but it took some time to get settled and stuff.

    Phil’s looking good so far, not great, but good. But man, if Hughes goes 6 then gives way to Joba for 2 then Mo for the 9th…I think I’d die from witnessing such awesomeness.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    I take that back; Phil’s dealin’ after that little speed bump in the first.

  • Greg G.

    Welcome home! I’m watching the Indians telecast on MLB.com, and the gun has Phil topping out at 91-92 mph. It seems like he’s throwing a lot harder than that. Do you have the same broadcast? (Just curious what the YES’s numbers look like)

  • ricardo

    Hughes is dealing tonight… I just read that clemens wont appeal his suspension. Who is going to start for him on monday, then? Will Kennedy get the call from AAA or do you think the yanks would have Joba start for a game?

  • dan

    the YES gun has had him at 91-93

  • ShawnT

    REmember he still probably building up his arm streaghth after that torn hammy

  • Marc

    can this ump have a tighter f-in strike zone? holy shit.

  • Greg G.

    Thanks, Dan.

    Ricardo: I read in one of the papers that they may not bring up IPK for one start since he’d have to be put on the 40-man roster. My money’s on Karstens (for better or worse)

  • Marc

    this ump is seriously giving him the mike mussina treatment. wow. ques-tec in this park?

  • ShawnT

    Hes bringing back that crazy slider, why would any1 give that pitch up

  • Greg G.

    ShawnT: Makes sense. Besides, his other pitches (change, curve, slider, whatever) all look great. And…he’s snuck in a few 94 mph heaters now.

  • Greg G.

    Thanks for playing, Mr. Blake. Now go sit down.

  • Marc

    Ooooo and he’s dealing. Mike A, thank you for making me so interested in the minor leagues and keeping track of these kids. Its real fun to watch them grow up. Long live IGWT

  • zack

    Is that insane pitch hes thrown a few times the slider?

  • dan

    michael kay and paul o’neill keep calling it a slurve, but i dont know what it is. it has an opposite break to the curve but had the same vertical movement

  • Greg G.

    OK…he’s seriously getting squeezed.

  • Marc

    Greg! thank you for nto makign me feel alone… seriously squeezed on legitimate awsome pitches… the kind of pitches that allow tom glavine, moose, rocket, maddux, etc to still ahve careers b/c they are called strikes.

  • zack

    The ump isn’t calling anything below the bellybutton and slightly off the plate, but is calling strikes up near the neck. Very narrow and very high. Which kind of takes away Phil’s game…I think that accounts for the # of fly balls tonight, plus a lot of extra pitches. Its a testament to him that he has adjusted as well as he has…

  • Marc

    he is squeezing carmona also. but . man that zone is tight.

  • Greg G.

    I LOVE that curveball!!!!

  • zack

    Nice last pitch Phil! Joba time for two?

  • Mac

    Yeah, I am a bit stunned o’neill or kay haven’t mentioned it a little bit more, cause some of the calls have been very very close. What’s worse and really much more annyoing, the ump doesn’t seem to be making up for it at all by giving one to the pitcher, like some umps do.

  • Greg G.

    This game is an RAB/IGWT special. Hughes-to-Joba!

  • ShawnT

    boy what rough nite for clevland, getting dominated by two 21 year old kids

  • The Scout

    What a pleasure watching the kids tonight. Joba was really dealing. Pity Cleveland — now they face Rivera.

  • Greg G.

    I could get used to “Yankees 2.0″, as PeteAbe just called it.

  • Mac

    You know what else was great about this game? It was fast. Pitchers who throw strikes and work quickly are just fun to watch.

  • C-Note

    the future is here

  • Ivan

    When was the last time the Yankees had three home grown pitchers pitch in one game?

  • kris

    The youngsters delivered an emphatic statement of their bright future. Fans like me exploded with glee all over Yankee country tonight.

  • C-Note

    and 5 games out…

    that Trade for Gange ain’t working out too swell for boston…

    I’d rather have Melky

    … and those trolls for would post red sox BS on these sites, funny how they have gone quite… the silence is deafening

  • Dude

    Mike, you’re wish came true.

  • NYFan50

    Where DID you guys get that picture? It’s great.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    That was beautiful. Yankees baseball the way it’s supposed to be played. I think we can do five games in the next seven weeks…

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    Re: the comments about Hughes getting squeezed.

    The best part about that is that he threw over 66% strikes. Long live Hughes!