Game 30: Yanks look to Hughes for continuation of last night

What made CC so effective last night?
Game 30 Spillover Thread

Phil Hughes has yet another chance to make a big impression with Yankees fans. He already ingratiated himself with the fanbase on April 28, shutting out the Tigers and breaking a four-game losing streak. Staff ace CC Sabathia snapped a five-game skid last night, and tonight Hughes could continue the turnaround. If successful he’d hand the ball to Joba Chamberlain in hopes to start a winning streak. Nothing could remove the sting of the current losing streak quite like a triplet of wins from the $161 million man, followed by the two home grown phenoms.

Last time out Hughes wasn’t that great, as he allowed seven hits, four walks, and four runs, three earned, through just four innings. That it came against the Red Sox made matters worse. The start was marked by some command issues, but that can be expected from a young starter. He still flashed his stuff, though, maintaining the fastball velocity and curveball break we saw in Detroit.

Tonight marks Hughes’s fourth start against the Orioles since his debut in April 2007. He hasn’t fared particularly well, allowing 10 runs, nine earned, over 16 innings. He’s also walked six in that span while allowing 21 hits. That he has struck out only eight, just 4.50 per nine. Thankfully, Hughes looks like a different pitcher than he was at this point last year, so the results could be markedly different than they were last time, when he allowed five runs in 5.1 innings, striking out just one.

Adam Eaton has had limited exposure to the AL during his career, having pitched for Texas one year between stints with San Diego and Philadelphia. He’s made two starts against the Yankees, allowing five runs over 10.2 innings, walking seven to eight strikeouts. His last appearance against them came in 2006 with Texas, when he lasted just 3.2 innings. The Yanks would love that to happen again. Not only would it be good for morale, but it would take some pressure off Hughes. Not that Hughes can’t pitch under pressure, but it’s always nice to stake your young starters to leads.

While it’s understandable that the Yankees swapped David Robertson for Brett Tomko (and DFA’d Eric Hacker), the roster still isn’t optimal. The bench right now consists of Kevin Cash, Angel Berroa, Ramiro Pena, and Brett Gardner. In other words, there’s not a significant advantage to pinch hitting for Francisco Cervelli. This kind of bench is serviceable (but by no means good) when Melky is the worst hitter in the order. The Yanks could still use a decent bat to pinch hit, which makes me wonder why they don’t swap out Ramiro Pena for Juan Miranda if they’re not going to DFA Berroa. Pena can always be recalled if there’s an injury to A-Rod, which I suppose is the rationale for keeping Berroa around at this point. Also, there’s still no word on the 40-man move to accompany Tomko’s addition. I’m not sure if they can put Kennedy on the 60-day, since he wasn’t on the active roster. If that does in fact disqualify him, look for Nady to slide to the 60-day. Otherwise, count on Kennedy.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Johnny Damon, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B — felt good to type that for the first time this season
5. Hideki Matsui, DH
6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Robinson Cano, 2B
8. Melky Cabrera, CF
9. Francisco Cervelli, C

And on the mound, number sixty-five, Phil Hughes.

What made CC so effective last night?
Game 30 Spillover Thread
  • jsbrendog

    LETS GO HUGHES!!! im wearing my hughes shirt on my couch

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      The one that has his number as 34 I think? That’s the bust number!!!1!1!

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/ Matt ACTY/BBD

        Haha, I was slightly annoyed when he changed his number to 34 after I bought the 65 jersey. In my closet at home, I have a Soriano t-shirt jersey with 33 on it. I got it right before they traded for Wells, who got #33 back.

        • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

          Wait so what is his number now? 65 still right? AJ has 34.

          • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/ Matt ACTY/BBD

            Yeah, when he came up last Sept., he went back to 65.

  • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

    Time to string along some victories, especially with the Jays series coming up.
    I wish Longoria didnt play in the division, hes slowly becoming one of my favorite players.

    • jsbrendog

      44 rbis. frickin guy has 44 rbis

      • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

        If he only plays 140 games, hes on pace to knock in 212!

      • andrew

        not to mention he was intentionally walked today with men on 2nd and 3rd and none out.. i imagine that will become a recurring theme…

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Yeah.

          The Sox intentionally walked him because they’d rather load up the bases to pitch to the guy who currently leads the league in home runs… and it was 100% the right decision.

          Bananas.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/ Matt ACTY/BBD

      That’s alright–just root for him when he plays other teams and curse him when he plays the Yankees. I have a man crush on Cole Hamels but if he pitches at the Stadium later this month, I’ll root for him to get fuckin’ bombed.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/ Matt ACTY/BBD

    Last night of Gameday. Woo!

    C’mon, Phil! Help me remember my last night at UConn w/a W from the Yanks!

  • John

    From PeteAbe: Teixeira is 5 for 8 with a homer against Eaton. A-Rod is 2 for 3 with a homer and Swisher is 2 for 4 with two homers.

    SWEET!!!

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      Home Run Derby!

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    lso, there’s still no word on the 40-man move to accompany Tomko’s addition.

    Hey, Joe, are you getting senial in your ripe, old age of your late-20’s?

    While it’s understandable that the Yankees swapped David Robertson for Brett Tomko (and DFA’d Eric Hacker)

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/ Matt ACTY/BBD

      Jamal, you spell it “senile.” Guess Joe’s not the only one, huh? ;)

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        I have no idea why I always screw that word up.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/ Matt ACTY/BBD

          I have trouble with comparison.

          • andrew

            “separate” always gets me.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          OAKTAG

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      *Also, there’s still no word on the 40-man move to accompany Tomko’s addition.

      **senile

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    Nice news that Bruney will play catch from 90 Feet on Monday. And had a painless game of catch. Lets hope this is a sign of the pieces coming together.

  • Accent Shallow

    Adam Eaton is such a punching bag that this almost feels like a reverse lock for the Orioles.

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    Oh and in 2003 Josh Beckett had very Yellow teeth like he chain smoked cigarettes.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    To answer your question Joe

    “In case you were wondering, they could not put Kennedy on the 60-day DL as he was not on the major league roster.”

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2009/05/09/game-30-yankees-at-orioles/

    Also, and perhaps more importantly:

    “Brian Bruney played catch today and felt fine. He’ll play catch from 90 feet on Monday to test his arm and then they’ll decide what the next step is.”

    Whew! Anytime you hear ‘Elbow flexor’ and ‘setback’ you immediately start expecting the worst.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Whew! Anytime you hear ‘Elbow flexor’ and ’setback’ you immediately start expecting the worst.

      Not true.

      “She setback her elbow flexor behind her hipbone… It was impressive.”

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

        IETC.

        • Whitey14

          What does IETC stand for?

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            I enjoyed that comment.

            Or, for you, Whitey, I-ah enjoyed thaat caahment.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    So, how the hell can we not put Kennedy on the 60-day DL, but we put Brackman Obama on the 60-day DL when he was out with TJS?

    Why can’t we call Kennedy up to the big leagues for a day and then 60-day DL him? What kind of crap is that? We just get stuck with a dead spot on the 40-man… what a load of crap.

    • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

      That really is crap, I mean the dudes having a surgery.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Brackman got a major league deal.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Yeah… when we called Kennedy up from the minors back in 2007, though, didn’t we “purchase” the contract from Scranton, making his deal a major league deal?

        He’s not listed in the minor league deals on Cots, he’s listed with the big boys…

        • Accent Shallow

          Was under the impression that the a major league deal simply means being on the 40-man, which Kennedy clearly is.

    • cult of basebaal

      maybe the ML contract that Brackman signed?

      dunno …

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

      Brackman was never assigned to the minors leagues. He went on the 60-day DL right out of Spring Training.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Fair enough.

        If Kennedy’s not on the minor league DL, though, what’s stopping us from promoting him to the majors for a day and then 60-day DL’ing him the next day?

        • Bob Stone

          I think you burn an option if you do that.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            If Kennedy’s in the minors right now, we already burned that option for him this year, no?

  • Accent Shallow

    If he was DLed in Spring Training, he’d still be on the ML roster.

  • Accent Shallow

    Derek,

    Did you have to wait 8 pitches to do that? We want Eaton in this game as long as possible.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      The O’s bullpen isn’t much better than Eaton, I take either one.

      • Accent Shallow

        At least the O’s bullpen has several pitchers who throw in the mid to upper 90s.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Meh, on almost every other big league team, Eaton would be in the bullpen anyway.

          It’s a push.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      As surprising as this sounds, Adam Eaton >>> O’s bullpen.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    I enjoyed this:

    David Ortiz – BOS, 2009 wOBA: .293
    Kevin Millar – TOR, 2009 wOBA: .382

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      I enjoyed this:

      David Ortiz – BOS, 2009 PA/HR: 138/1
      Julio Lugo – BOS, 2009 PA/HR: 30/1

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Bah:

        David Ortiz – BOS, 2009 PA/HR: 138/0
        Julio Lugo – BOS, 2009 PA/HR: 30/1

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/ Matt ACTY/BBD

          You’re killing me, Granger.

          • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

            Yeah, I think I might sit the rest of the night out, get a slump buster… or four.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        According to Fangraphs WAR (Wins Above Replacement player) converted to Dollars (what that player would be worth in free agency)…

        David Ortiz is currently worth negative 1.7 million dollars. David Ortiz should be paying the Sox to let him play.

        • Whitey14

          Everybody should be paying for that privilege ;-)

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/ Matt ACTY/BBD

      I enjoy the fact that I’ll probably hit a home run in my softball season that starts in two weeks before David Ortiz hits a real one.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/ Matt ACTY/BBD

        Nevermind, I’ve apparently missed an Ortiz home run.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          No you haven’t.

        • andrew

          What you certainly didn’t miss was Jamal’s typo

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

    Nice hack Damon.

  • Alex S

    bad looking swing by damon

  • Accent Shallow

    Sheesh, Tex.

  • Nady Nation

    Tex could reeeeally use a day off.

  • Ivan

    Yay Hughes is gonna pitch.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Arguably the best 3-4 in MLB popping up against Adam Eaton? The hell?

    • John

      trying to do too much considering they’ve had success against Eaton?

  • Ivan

    I will say this, if I don’t see at least 5 runs by the 5th inning by the yanks, I am gonna very tight.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Uh, Kay, who wasn’t “sure about [Adam Jones’] offense”?

    • Ivan

      Doesn’t read enough baseball prospectus or BA.

  • Ivan

    Can’t be hangin curves to Jones rite now.

  • eric

    bottom of the lineup is gonna carry them tonight (no numbers, just a hunch)

  • Mike HC

    Hughes is my sixth starter on my fantasy team, but I benched him for today’s game. I hope I end up being pissed that I did not fully believe in him on the road against the Orioles.

    • Mike HC

      His stuff really looks nasty tonight, as it did in his last two starts. I feel better and better about this guy everytime I see him pitch.

      • andrew

        I’m not willing to commit to Hughes being nasty tonight with two runners on in the first.

      • Accent Shallow

        The cutter was moving, but it didn’t look like he was able to do anything with the change/curve.

        • Mike HC

          Yea, he is having a bit of trouble controlling the off speed pitches, but I think that will come as the game goes on

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Awwww, Jeets was smiling at ARod…

    BFF’s

  • Ivan

    Careful here to Huff.

  • A.D.

    Stop throwing shitty curves

  • Mike HC

    Way to jinx it Kaye … “The Yanks aren’t worried what they are going to get from Cervelli behind the plate,” and on point, he lets one by him (thankfully the runner did not advance.)

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      “Jinxes” are the hobgoblins of little minds.

      (I’m looking at you, Boston…)

      • Mike HC

        hahaha … but the Red Sox were cursed, not jinxed

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Cursed, jinxed, haunted, whatevs, all the same thing.

  • A.D.

    Not the worst walk to give out.

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

      Agreed. Markakis scares the shit out of me.

      • Accent Shallow

        Agreed, but that was a walk to Huff.

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

          I knew that.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Non-Fun internet fact of the day:

        Baseball Reference lists Nick Markakis’s birthplace as Woodstock, GA, but Wikipedia and the Baseball Cube correctly point out that he was born in Glen Cove, NY before the family moved to Georgia.

        Wikipedia = truthiness
        B-R.com = more bad intel than the Bush White House

  • Accent Shallow

    Time to command the off-speed pitches, please.

  • Mike HC

    Very nice

  • Ivan

    Not bad.

  • John

    4 popouts in a inning

  • Ivan

    Would u guys agree, that Hughes stuff is back to his 06 season?

    • Mike HC

      To be honest, it seems better

    • Nick

      i dont know if his 06 season was his best since he wasnt in the big leagues, i would say since early 07.

  • Nick

    Love how Hughes points up whenever the ball is hit into the air, even if it is deep in the outfield, hes really into the game

  • Accent Shallow

    “Driven deep to right! Caught by Markakis well short of the track . . .”

    • Nick

      gotta love it

  • Ivan

    Yo I,ve neva played any Halo Games in my life until yesterday when I bought XBOX 360. Man I gotta tell ya, I knew Halo was gonna be good but not this good and I bought Halo 3.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Lol same reaction I had. One of the best games I’ve ever played. It never seems to lose interest unlike other games.

  • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

    Speaking of irony. Orioles fans holding up syringes.

    Orioles fans, meet Rafeal, Brian and Miguel.

  • Accent Shallow

    Did Kay just say that Eaton has the stuff to be a big time winner? Really? High 80s, average off-speed stuff?

    • Nick

      i didnt know he was a 20 year old prospect.

  • Mike HC

    It is only a matter of time before we get to Eaton

    • Mike HC

      I guess it will not be this time, ha

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh, Robbie . . .

  • Accent Shallow

    How did Robbie not get to that?

  • Nick

    that seemed like it was hit slow enough for a play

  • Ivan

    Bitch ass hit by Luke Scott.

  • eric

    Cano doesn’t like to dive

  • Bob Stone

    What happened to “can’t miss – sure star” status for the BoSox’s Jon Lester. he got beat up again today and is 2-3 with a 6.31 era. Could it be that young pitchers take a while to develop? Like Phil Hughes who is three years younger?

    • Mike HC

      Yea, I think there are a couple of factors at play. One is that the league makes adjustments to you, so stuff that worked last year may not work as well. The other is that Lester had a huge innings jump from two years ago to last year, so it could be fatigue or an injury. It could also be that he is just warming up and is getting off the slow start. I’m sure there are other possibilities as well. Or maybe, hopefully, he just sucks and got lucky last year, ha.

  • Mike HC

    We should have the “are you officially a Yankee debate,” after a play a new free agent either makes or does not make. I mean, is A-Rod an official Yankee yet?? I’m not sure how much I love the, “is this guy an official Yankee thing.” To me, you’re officially Yankee if your pay check comes from the Yankees.

  • Jose

    Sometimes I wish this team showed some sort of hustle. Look at Bobby Abreu, he leaves the Yankees and is a stealing machine.

    • Doug

      You and I both know he’s not going to keep that up.

      Oaktag.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      That’s The Angels, they run on everybody.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Look at Bobby Abreu, he leaves the Yankees and is a stealing and bad defense playingmachine.

      You left that part out.

  • Nick

    wow couple of dumb singles

  • Ivan

    Come on.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Ahhh, not a good start to the inning. Not sure if I liked the pitch selection there. Lets go DP ball, Hughes.

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

    Shitty little grounders with eyes.

    Shut ’em down Phil.

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

    Sheesh, nice throw Swish.

  • Nick

    what the hell is going on

  • Matt-Pitt

    Wow, that was just awful.

  • Accent Shallow

    3 seeing eye singles and some sloppy D.

  • Ivan

    uhhhh.

  • Matt-Pitt

    On the replay, looked like Tex didn’t even have to dive for that.

  • Bob Stone

    That was an ugly play

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      1-Ball under Tex’s glove

      2-Swisher doesn’t need to throw the ball

      3-He air mails the throw he didnt need to make.

      4-Hughes isn’t paying attention

  • Mike HC

    It is pretty basic for an outfielder that your throws should be about shoulder level so the cut off man can grab it if necessary, but Swish plays the game with a bit of reckless abandon. You gotta take the good with the bad I guess.

  • Accent Shallow

    Please, hit the banjo-hitter on 0-2.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    That was as bad a Baseball play as you’ll ever see. 3 fuckups on the same play.

  • Ivan

    WHAT DA Fuck is goin on man!!!!

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

    Christ, you can’t let Izturis reach when you have an 0-2 count on him.

  • Matt-Pitt

    0-2 count on 2 guys this inning and gives up a single and HBP… Just a really bad inning and we don’t even have an out yet. Need to get outta this inning with just giving up 1 or 2 more runs. C’mon Hughes.

  • Nick

    they gave hughes an earned run for that?

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ John Sterling

      Well yes Suzyn, but lets face it, that’s just bookeeping.

  • Accent Shallow

    This has the potential to get really ugly.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Hanging his curves… Can’t do that on 0-2 counts either. Hughes is having a tough time finishing hitters early. Hope he improves on that throughout the game.

    Come on DP.

  • Will

    I dont understand why that first run was earned.

  • Bob Stone

    Ugh!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    What a mess.

  • Mike HC

    The Yankee defense is not helping anything right now

  • Nick

    i cant even watch

  • Matt-Pitt

    Wow… This is extremely sloppy… Wake up guys.

  • Ivan

    Well everything is goin right.

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

    What an ugly inning.

  • NYFan50

    Sigh.

  • BigBlueAL

    OK I’ll be the first to say it, when will Wang be back????

    • Will

      This isnt Hughes, its the defense.

      • Accent Shallow

        Ehhh, he’s not getting hammered just yet, but he’s not pitching well.

    • Accent Shallow

      Peter Abraham says an mL start on Tuesday or so.

    • Nick

      yea he should be a huge improvement, come on

  • Bob Stone

    That first run should have been unearned – it was a throwing error – maybe the scorer will change it.

    This is getting very bad

    • BigBlueAL

      Its earned because the next 100 batters have all reached base safely.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Nice.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Man, this is awful…

  • Ivan

    Well at least Hughes gave up a his first hard hit ball in this inning.

  • Iowa Yank

    Is the battery a little too inexperienced?

  • NYFan50

    Hughes can’t put anybody away. 0-2, 0-2, 0-2 come on.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Please, just hold it to 4. Our offense can comeback against, Eaton.

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

    Man.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    I think they all have Swine Flu.

  • Ivan

    Hughes must be lookin in the sky saying, WHY!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Cripes.

    Wildness from Hughes I can deal with.

    Bad defensive plays from Swisher, Cervelli, and Tex, who are all good fielders… ugh. Way to support the kid, fellas.

  • zs190

    Golly jee, I guess we’ll see Brett Tomko tonight =(

  • giselle

    what the hell is going on right now?

  • Mike HC

    I think Joe P might have picked the wrong game to eat pomme frites during … even Yankee fans can’t catch a break

    • andrew

      but i heard they were excellent pomme frites…

  • Nick

    this stuff seems to happen only when hughes pitches, his numbers are so much worse than what they should be, first three hits potential outs.

  • Nick

    i have just thrown up

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Criminy.

    Yes, I’m pulling out words that haven’t been said in a generation.

    • Whitey14

      Nah, criminy jiminy is a staple when you have little ones at home that you don’t want to hear you say Jesus Fucking Christ!

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Yes, I’m pulling out words that haven’t been said in a generation except for in New England, where apparently Time Stands Still.

        Fixed.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Wow… Hughes… What an awful inning. He goes 0-2 on what… 6 guys? Doesn’t put 1 of them away. You gotta finish man, you gotta finish hitters off.

  • Accent Shallow

    Jeez, looks I was right about the reverse lock.

  • Ivan

    Ugly, just Ugly.

  • giselle

    whats up the lack of finishing pitches after 0-2 counts?

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/ Matt ACTY/BBD

    Well…awesome.

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

    Back to back wins would have been nice.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Don’t give up hope yet, we’re facing the Orioles.

      If anybody in baseball is capable of blowing a 7 run 2nd inning lead, it’s this Baltimore pitching staff.

      • BigBlueAL

        You are assuming the Orioles wont score any more runs.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          No, I was assuming we’d be winning 18-13.

  • RunnerS122

    He’s pitching strikes but just can not put a hitter away

  • Bob Stone

    Home run – Ouch – I could feel that something bad was going to happen but this is just too much – Hughes hasn’t pitched as badly as the line score will show.

  • Iowa Yank

    Edwar is up? why not tomko

    • Arman Tamzarian

      That makes no sense, you have Aceves and Tomko, and you get Edwar up early

  • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

    Season. Over.

    • Nick

      ???? the team or Hughes???

  • Mike HC

    Trying to find some good news … Eaton is not exactly shut done and the Orioles bullpen is terrible. If you are going to give up 7 runs, it is better to do it early. This way, there is plenty of time to come back … Yanks 12 – Orioles 10, hopfully

    • Mike HC

      shut down, not done

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

    Wow, how the hell did Huff hit that out? It was off his shoes.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Hitters swings get very aggressive when they know they have a pitcher on the ropes.

  • John

    Come on Offense, we will hopefully get Eaton the second time around.

  • Nick

    Hughes…….

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/ Matt ACTY/BBD

    At least it’s Adam Eaton pitching so the Yankees still do have a chance.

  • Andrew

    Peace Phil. I don’t even want to hear your name for the rest of the year. You have a lot to work on, my dude. You have to locate your off speed stuff, you need to throw your 2 seamer more because your 4 seamer is extremely straight, you have to be able to put players away when you get them down 0-2… etc…

    Disappointing.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah all Phil Hughes fault. It’s not like the defense has been bad this inning your anything.

      • Andrew

        lol…

        Jesus. Some people will never stop making excuses for Phil.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          LOL. Jesus you didn’t watch the inning. Stop making me look like an idiot because you’re epically failing.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        your or anything.

      • Brazilian Yankee

        The D was bad, but common… Hughes is to blame here. He was far from good today.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Yes, Phil was bad.

          No, he shouldn’t be banished to Scranton for the rest of the year like Andrew suggested. That’s a ridiculous overreaction.

          • andrew

            let it be known, “andrew” and “Andrew” are not the same

      • A.D.

        Honestly his defense didn’t help but he gave up lineout in the first, didn’t finish any hitters off, and weak or not gave up a ton of hits. It was a poor performance by Phil, a few defensive plays could have made it a performance that was better, but still not good.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          And I’m not saying the defense is all to blame. But the defense could have saved a couple runs from happening. Putting all the blame of Phil doesn’t make sense.

          • A.D.

            I agree nor was the orignal posts overreaction to not see him in the bigs again, for me blame is #1 Hughes, #2 defense.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      You’ve gotta be shitting me.

      • Will

        Dont you hate when people who don’t know what theyre talking about post comments like that?

      • Accent Shallow

        Lost in all the craziness, he does have to put hitters away when he has them 0-2. He had 4 batters that inning 0-2 and let them reach.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I’m not saying we all shouldn’t be disappointed in Phil. The defense really let him down but it’s still his job to make pitches and he didn’t.

          But, “Peace Phil. I don’t even want to hear your name for the rest of the year.” is a ridiculous overreaction. Totally uncalled for.

          • Accent Shallow

            Well, yeah.

    • Mike HC

      Definitely disappointing, but I don’t think it is catastrophic. I think Hughes will get it figured out before the year is over .

    • Matt-Pitt

      To a certain degree you are right but damn man, been on the ledge at all? Kid is still young and his defense didn’t exactly help him out that inning.

      The only thing there that I completely agree with is the 0-2 counts. He went 0-2 on 6 guys that inning, he has to be able to finish them off and he didn’t on one of them. Then again, not exactly like he was throwing some bad pitches. Jones double was probably a ball but got the hands through quick enough and Huff’s homerun was at his feet. Sometimes you gotta tip your cap to the O’s. Bad outing for Hughes but to say you don’t wanna hear his name again is a bit much… Relax.

  • Drew

    Just got in. This is not what I was hoping to see.

  • Bob Stone

    Hughes is already up to 50 pitches in an 1 and 2/3 inning

    • Andrew

      yeah and be down 10-0 before the inning ends. Good call. Like others have pointed out, this game is still within reach with Eaton and the O’s bullpen looming. Have to stop the bleeding now.

  • Doug

    Well, that got out of hand really fast.

    I’m done with this game guys, multiple history papers are calling.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    That comebacker is what, the 4th ball this inning (on either a pitch or a hit) that’s hit a fielder’s glove and not been caught?

    Ugh.

    • Nick

      yes sir

  • Nick

    dave eiland is a piece of shit plain and simple, does he work with pitchers?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I’d still love to hear how you came to the conclusion Eiland is to blame. What do you think he’s doing wrong, if I may ask?

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Are we all watching the same game, he’s not striking guys out, but this is on the defense

      • B.George

        I love Phil Hughes horrible defensive inning but he needs to stop throwing his curves in the dirt when hes has two strikes.

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

          That’s exactly when you’re supposed to throw breaking balls in the dirt.

    • Drew

      nah he just chills in the corner eating fritos.

  • Drew

    Just realized it’s the second inning! damn.

  • A.D.

    Looks like ’08 Hughes, can’t finish off any hitters.

  • BigBlueAL

    Girardi looks like he wants to beat the shit out of Hughes.

  • Accent Shallow

    Jesus Christ, it’s like 2008 all over again.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Why pull Hughes? Let him throw 100 pitches and save the bullpen.

    • Bob Stone

      I agree completely – Let him be his own mop up pitcher

      • Bob Stone

        This is ridiculous – Why waster Edwar?????

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        I’d like to see one of Joe’s fancy charts on the win probability for a 7-0 game. Even in Baltimore.

        Edit: 8-0

    • Mike HC

      Every pitch does not count the same first of all. Trying to consistantly get out of jam is far more stressful. Two, he just was not pitching well and the Yanks still are trying to win the game. Lets get some outs

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Edwar Ramirez in the freaking 2nd inning? WTF

  • A.D.

    Why is Edwar coming up, they have Tomko & Aceves for this EXACT situation.

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

      Know what? It probably takes Aceves a good amount of time to warm up since he’s normally a starter. I bet he starts off the third, if Edwar ever gets out of this inning.

      • A.D.

        Yeah I noted that idea below

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Exactly.

        Whether it’s Tomko or Aceves, neither of them are going the distance, Edwar is going to pitch either before them or after them. Doesn’t really make much difference at this point.

  • Nick

    am i the only one that hates seeing hughes not pitch well, just feel bad for him

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

    Edwar? Aceves has to be fresh, he last pitched when Hughes did.

    • Mac

      I think Girardi was looking for a K to end the inning. And then bring in the long man.

  • John

    how do you walk a guy with a .250 OBP

  • KW

    Hughes is getting terrible support, but geez, a lot of the blame has to be on his shoulders too. Huff hit that curve because that’s hit out pitch, or at least his pitch on out counts, and people are sitting on it. We saw the same thing last year.

    He’s gotta take one for the team…

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

      Agreed, he’s not without blame. But man, the defense was brutal that inning.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    You know who’s fault this is? Joe P.

    He takes last night off, we win and play great. He watches this game and the fucking wheels come off.

    HEY JOE! WHY DON’T YOU TAKE THE REST OF THE FUCKIN SEASON OFF, HUH??

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW. The Mavs just got screwed by the ref.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/ Matt ACTY/BBD

    Waiting for Lanny…

    • KW

      can you blame him if he says nonsensical stuff? The yanks have started off this game in a terrible way.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/ Matt ACTY/BBD

        No, but I blame him for (of course) being absent last night during a good win.

        • KW

          I think it’s just natural for fans not to really post on message boards if things are going swimmingly. They’re too busy enjoying the win (as I was). Bad nights bring out the complaining (which is warranted).

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            The fact that many of us were here posting last night during the win cuts against your point.

            The second fact that Lanny has established a lengthy track record of doing exactly what Matt is accusing him of is the bigger damnation, though.

  • Dorian

    Am I right in my assumption that Phil was just a little unlucky tonight?

    • Bob Stone

      Yes – He had some very bad luck

    • Arman Tamzarian

      If you consider atrocious defense unlucky

    • KW

      You’re right, but it’s a combination of awful, awful things.

    • Nick

      should not have been 8 runs, 1 at the most, terrible D, but know one will know that by looking at the box score in the morning

    • Brazilian Yankee

      not hitting adam eaton sucks..

  • Bob Stone

    Hughes could have given up that hit – We didn’t need Edwar for that!!!!

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Okay, this is bad management, there is no reason for Edwar here

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Uou know what? Usually I have no issue with giving Phil Hughes an excuse (piss-poor defense) but not tonight, he fucking sucked; pitch better next time, asshole.

    • A.D.

      He just couldn’t finish any hitter off with 2 strikes.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      How about overcoming a little adversity? Does he have a Plan B?

      • Accent Shallow

        Seems like he doesn’t. The offspeed stuff just wasn’t working, and that was that.

    • Nick

      no curve tonight, i didnt even see a cutter

      • daneptizl

        There were tons of ’em.

    • BigBlueAL

      Yeah!!! I like his side of Jamal!!! LOL

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    This game isn’t over. We are going to come back and win this thing.

    • Jose

      With this anemic offense? I can’t imagine them scoring more than a couple.

      • Mike HC

        I think Jeter, Damon, Teix, Arod, Matsui, Cano, Swisher, are more than capable of coming back here. Knock some of their defense skills all you want, but offensively they are a force.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        With this anemic offense? I can’t imagine them scoring more than a couple.

        The Yankees are 5th in the majors in runs scored.

  • Stryker

    well that was embarrassing.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    OK, I’ll be the first.

    Bust.

    • Mike HC

      You are far from the first person to say that, and you will be proven wrong in time.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        I meant the first tonight, and I was obviously joking Mr Itakemyselftooseriously.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      We should have Phil Hughes killed and harvest his organs to use to help fix IPK’s aneurysm.

      He’s obviously worthless, but maybe he can help salvage somebody else.

  • Bob Stone

    Finally – It’s over. Oh well . . . it’s only eight runs. The Yanks can score more than that – I hope.

  • KW

    man,t he yanks have gotten 0 production (outside of one very fine start) from the hughes/wang combo. yikes!

  • NYFan50

    Is it just me, or does Hughes just suck in the stretch?

    • KW

      Wang does that too, doesn’t he? I think you’re right

  • A.D.

    It still boggles my mind that Aceves isn’t in, only rational reason is Edwar could get ready sooner and they wanted to get Hughes out ASAP.

  • BigBlueAL

    So has the euphoria of last night worn off already???? Thats the most disappointing thing to me. Instead of building off of last night, this happens tonight.

  • Drew

    Another good Melky AB

  • K.B.D.

    It’s games like this that make me wish I didn’t care about the Yankees at all. I get far too irrationally angry about this kind of thing. It will undoubtedly ruin my Saturday night.

    • Nick

      +1

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/ Matt ACTY/BBD

    I’m with everyone else–I don’t get using Edwar in that spot. Either let Hughes reach 100 pitches and take it on the chin to save the ‘pen or bring in AA.

    • KW

      I think he’s coming in anyway. The way I see it, Aceves can probably go 5-6 tops, which would put us in the 7th or 8th. why not use edwar now to try to stem the tide? Chances are he’ll be used later on anyway in what may be decidedly even lower leverage situations.

    • Mike HC

      I don’t think it is a good idea to keep your young prospect out there when he is getting shellacked. I mean, this is not some veteran who has been there before and should have to work out of it himself. This is our future here and he should be handled accordingly.

  • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

    $799 a month would get me off the fence.

    To the side of not buying a Range Rover.

  • Bob Stone

    What a catch by Mora- It looks like it’s going to be one of those nights

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    OK, since this game is teh shit, I have a question for everyone.

    Most of the people who post here are anti B-Jobbers, as am I. But we’ve seen Mo look horrendous so far this year. We think Mo will get better, but what if he’s done?

    Assume that its July 1st, Mo is obviously done and we need a closer. Wang is ready and Hughes is back on track. Do you move him to the bullpen then? If not, who’s your closer?

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/ Matt ACTY/BBD

      Coke, probably.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Seriously? You make Coke the closer when you have 6 good, healthy starters? You also think Coke is the best guy we have, since when you build a bullpen, you save the best for last?

    • daneptizl

      Mo.

    • Jose

      Absolutely you do. I don’t see who else you could put in the closer role. The only person who can handle it is Joba.

    • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

      Melvin.

    • Mike HC

      Not Joba. If Mo is truly finished (which I think he is fine) then it won’t help to lose one of our best starters as well. It may just not be our year in that case and why jepordize the future for one half year.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/ Matt ACTY/BBD

      Melvin, if we want to show off.

    • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

      Or tell Boras to demand $300 million for Strasburg. Then he falls. We draft him. He closes. Simple.

    • BigBlueAL

      If thats the case, the Yankees will be in 4th place and the season will be over anyway.

    • Accent Shallow

      Believe I saw “an unnamed Yankee source” in some article say something along the lines of “Joba would only be in the pen if we need a closer”, but that’s barely hearsay.

      They’d either make a trade or do it by committee until someone forced their hand.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Man. What a horrible day for my nephew.

    First he loses an entire slice of his manhood while everyone stands and watches and shouts MAZEL TOV, and now this!

  • Bob Stone

    Excellent question in a hypothetical case. I want Chamberlain to start too, but if Mo were done or ineffective I would want Joba as closer. Others here have proposed Melancon and others but I don’t think anyone else in the Yankee orgainzation is ready to take for Mo – Not even Bruney. Let’s just hope that Mo returns to form. I think he will.