May
31

Game 50: Hughes looks for a repeat

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As mentioned in a post earlier this week, Phil Hughes has had an up and down season. He pitched well in his debut against Detroit, but had four bad or just decent outings before dominating Texas last Monday. A solid start from him today would mean a lot, since it would likely buy him some more time at the major league level.

Hughes’s time at the major league level could also be impacted by the performance of Chien-Ming Wang. Last time we saw the Wanger was in his perfect two innings last Wednesday. The Yankees should not hesitate to use him in relief of Hughes today. He needs the work, and it’s not like the rest of the bullpen is lighting the world on fire. Phil Coke also hasn’t pitched Tuesday, so just as Veras threw one inning before Wang pitched two on Wednesday, so we could see both Coke and Wang in relief.

(Which brings me to a question: Why did Veras pitch over Coke last night? Coke was warming in the bottom of the eighth. Why not let him pitch? He hadn’t tossed since Tuesday, and Veras got work Wednesday.)

Jay at Fack Youk asks a relevant question to kick off his game post: Who is Carl Pavano? Coincidentally, this was the title of my first ever post at RAB. The Yanks will face Pavano for the second time this season. They didn’t hit him too hard the first time, as they managed just four hits and one run through six innings. Thankfully the Rafaels blew that one, as Perez allowed two runs without recording an out and Betancourt allowed three runs in his 1.1 innings. Given Carl’s perpetual absence during his four-year Yankees tenure, I’d really like to see the Yankees sock it to him. Just once.

Game time’s at the odd hour of 12:40 p.m. today.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Johnny Damon, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Hideki Matsui, DH
7. Nick Swisher, RF
8. Brett Gardner, CF
9. Francisco Cervelli, C

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

Categories : Game Threads

311 Comments

  1. 27 this year says:

    get this one and we have another series win. We just need some runs about three or four hopefully should be enough. The Cleveland lineup is missing Sizemore and Martinez so it shouldn’t be too good.

  2. Emmet says:

    Girardi pitched Veras because the comfortable lead presented an opportunity to get Veras some work without costing the team a win. If Veras is not going to be a total loss, he has to pitch his way out of his troubles. So when the opportunity arises, he pitches. Poorly.

  3. Conan the Barack O'Brian says:

    Wasn’t it like 6 or 7 months ago that Hughes and Pavano pitched 4-5 innings each for Charleston in a game?

  4. Accent Shallow says:

    With the Indians missing the two guys who are by far their best hitters, Hughes can hopefully get deep into this game.

  5. rene says:

    when is melky coming back?????

  6. steve (different one) says:

    Which brings me to a question: Why did Veras pitch over Coke last night? Coke was warming in the bottom of the eighth. Why not let him pitch? He hadn’t tossed since Tuesday, and Veras got work Wednesday.)

    do you honestly believe that using Coke with a 7 run lead would not have brought MORE criticism than using Veras?

    i’m actually surprised to read this. i seriously can’t think of any compelling reason not to use Veras in that spot.

  7. steve (different one) says:

    also, do we know for sure that Pettitte is 100%? doesn’t it make sense to hold CMW in case he needs to take Andy’s start?

  8. LiveFromNewYork says:

    I understand sitting Jorgie but wouldn’t you want to match young pitchers with experienced catchers? I don’t get putting the inexperienced catchers with the inexperienced pitchers. What am I missing?

  9. KPR says:

    It makes too much sense to have Shelley Duncan on the bench today, after another 2 HR night (18 total)instead of Angel Berroa.

    Gardner – CF, Pinch Running
    Shelley – RF, LF, 1B
    Cervelli – C
    Pena – 3B, SS, 2B.

    Or am I dumb?

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Berroa is going to be up here as long as A-Rod needs a caddy, or until Nady comes back.

    • steve (different one) says:

      you’re not dumb, but this has been covered in the previous thread.

      there are 40 man implications to adding Shelley that may or may not be worth it.

      it’s not such an obvious move. if this were last year, i would agree, since Shelley would be on the 40 man and you could shuttle him back and forth.

  10. Dan12 says:

    sizemore hits the dl…….

  11. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Oh figures why Pavano is actually trying to pitch. It’s an incentive laden deal.

  12. yankees=warriors says:

    What’s that goatie thingy Pavano’s sporting?
    Sooo ugly!

  13. Accent Shallow says:

    Perfect start against Pavano.

  14. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Jeter is amazing.

  15. rene says:

    does anyone know when marte is coming off the pavano i mean the DL???

    • The Artist says:

      Marte just started a throwing program this week, so figure he is in the first week of spring training. At least a month away, maybe more if there’s a setback.

  16. yankees=warriors says:

    Damon, what were you thinking?

  17. 27 this year says:

    Damon is cooling off a little lately.

  18. Accent Shallow says:

    So close.

  19. 27 this year says:

    0-3 w/RISP so far today

  20. Doug says:

    BREAKING NEWS: The Cardinals have called up a guy named Antonio Bastardo to replace Brett Myers in their rotation.

    ANTONIO BASTARDO.

    Best name is baseball? I say yes.

  21. Matt-Pitt says:

    What seemed like a great start to the inning ended up being awful. I hate when they don’t bring in a leadoff double to score.

    C’mon Hughes, feed off that outing in Texas today.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      It really isn’t much of a lineup he’s facing, so he doesn’t even need his A game — just don’t get smacked around.

      Swinging strike on the first pitch is a good start.

    • whozat says:

      ARod at least hit the ball well.

      • Matt-Pitt says:

        Yea, just missed it. Damon’s at bat was the one that ending up hurting. I’m not worried about the offense today, just something that annoys me personally, as I’m sure it does most people on here.

        • whozat says:

          Tex’s kinda sucked too.

          • Matt-Pitt says:

            Yea, but Damon at least should have moved Jeter over if anything (not by bunting, I hate the bunt). Would have at least scored on Tex’s groundout.

  22. Accent Shallow says:

    Phil,

    Strikeout was nice, but please do so in less than 8 pitches next time.

  23. Mike Axisa says:

    Hughes is fastball, fastball, fastball, fastball. Love seeing him be aggressive like this.

  24. Bryan V says:

    Hughes is looking real strong to start off this game.

  25. KPR says:

    PHILTHY

  26. whozat says:

    He doesn’t seem to throw his fastball down in the zone at all. interesting.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Yeah, I’m not crazy about that. Of course, if he’s going to keep getting swinging strikes, can’t complain too much.

      • whozat says:

        True. And it looks like the cutter is breaking downwards, so maybe that’s the pitch that he’ll use to throw down in the zone.

    • The Artist says:

      His swing and miss pitch is the Curve. You throw fastballs up in the zone to set up the curve coming in high and falling off the table. By working up in the zone, it also allows him to throw the curve for strikes, which makes him really tough. Hitters are forced to swing the bat, and that’s half the battle.

      If he misses and gives up a HR or two, so be it.

  27. Accent Shallow says:

    Hughes is throwing the curve a lot harder than the previous two years; he was in the low 70s with it, this year he’s mid to high 70s.

    I think I like it, although that slow, looping curve just broke so much it was ridiculous.

    • whozat says:

      It was, but I think it was so easy to recognize and lay off of that it wasn’t effective up here in the bigs

  28. Matt-Pitt says:

    Not something you wanna do when you have them down 0-2… C’mon Hughes.

  29. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    ouch

  30. e mills says:

    Hughes needs to work on finishing off hitters after 0-2 and 1-2 counts

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Like how he finished of Cabrera and Francisco?

      (I see what you mean, he needs to do so more quickly)

  31. Jamal G. says:

    You know, people are making a big deal of this 16-game streak sans an error, but I think the huge defensive statistic that people should be paying attention to is the Yankees’ being 5th in the AL (12th in MLB) in Team Defensive Efficiency with a .697%. I expected the defense to be better, but in the 18-20 range; this is surprisingly awesome.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Yeah, you figured the defense would jump, since everyone is average-to-above average, with the exceptions of Jeter and Posada.

      Been a nice surprise.

    • The Artist says:

      Funny how teams with good pitching staffs usually have good DERs. It’s a bit of a ‘chicken and egg’ question.

      Do good pitchers force opposing hitters to make less quality contact, therefore giving their fielders more time to make a play? Yes, but there’s also no doubt that good fielders will make so-so pitching look better.

  32. Bryan V says:

    Phil needs to pitch to contact every once in a while. He’s thrown way too many pitches this inning, for only have one guy on base.

    • Jamal G. says:

      I love how people say this like a pitcher isn’t pitching to another human being in the batter’s box. It’s not entirely up to him, you know. Never mind the fact that Doc Halladay is probably the only guy in the Major Leagues who can do that on a consistent basis.

  33. Jamal G. says:

    Strikeouts and ground-outs, gotta love it.

  34. Accent Shallow says:

    Nice infield D there. Wow.

    Watching Hughes pitch makes my palms sweat.

  35. whozat says:

    He’s so inefficient. If he wasn’t a STAWTING PITCHAHHH I’d say he should be in the pen.

  36. Matt-Pitt says:

    Ok, Hughes.

    23 pitches in the first is a bit much but you gotta like the aggressive approach he brought with him to the mound today.

  37. LiveFromNewYork says:

    This White Castle pulled pork commercial is so weird I don’t think I would ever eat one of these.

  38. Bryan V says:

    20-something pitches, with only one runner getting on base, is not very efficient. That’s my point.

  39. Jacob says:

    Did Jeter just field a ground ball that went to his left?

  40. daneptizl says:

    What the hell are those last two comments on the original Joe P. post?

    • Accent Shallow says:

      It’s a well-known tactic of those using cryptography; putting their keys (to codes) on obscure sites of the Internet, such as RAB two years ago.

      Unfortunately, RAB is now the official YES Network blog, so they’ve made to move on, but those keys have passed out of use.

  41. Accent Shallow says:

    ROE works, although I’d like to see you take a walk, Robbie.

  42. Matt-Pitt says:

    Blue is calling that far outside pitch.

  43. Cano still can’t run

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Which is weird, since he’s got good range. You’d think he’d be able to steal a base now and then.

  44. whozat says:

    That was stupid.

  45. KPR says:

    I dont know if I would called for a steal there…

  46. Matt-Pitt says:

    Cano doesn’t usually straight steal… Missed sign maybe?

  47. Bryan V says:

    I guess swinging the bat is out of the question for Matsui.

  48. Accent Shallow says:

    So why was Cano going?

  49. yankees=warriors says:

    Not worth it, Cano…

  50. e mills says:

    don’t know if stealing was absolutely necessary right there, but hindsight is, well you know how that goes

  51. LiveFromNewYork says:

    I hate caught stealings.

  52. Bryan V says:

    Great AB Hideki! Thanks for playing.

  53. SS says:

    Why does Pavano look like the bad guy from Transporter 3?

  54. Bryan V says:

    Now to do something once we get the lead runners on base.

  55. donttradecano says:

    how about that BC-Texas game last night.

  56. pc69 says:

    When Nady comes back, what is the likelihood, Matsui sees less AB’s? DH could be filled by Posada, ARod, Swisher, Nady, even Jeter, Cano, Cabrera during those off days.

    • Bryan V says:

      I’d rather Nady wait until he can play RF, but too much of something is never THAT bad a thing.

    • whozat says:

      Likely, I think. Especially against lefties.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      I would imagine so. He just looks awful running the bases. However, maybe that’s just from the surgery, and liberal time off won’t improve his running.

      Still, hard to imagine that they wouldn’t give him time.

  57. KPR says:

    Philthyyyyy!

  58. Jamal G. says:

    I feel like an asshole, but it always makes me chuckle looking at Georgie’s ears.

  59. Alex S says:

    last pitch to garko was 97???

  60. V says:

    NICE AB by Hughes.

  61. Jacob says:

    Hughes is spotting his fastball as well as I’ve ever seen him right now. Does it not look like it has so much more movement on it than last year?

    • V says:

      He’s always been known for having late movement on his 4-seamer, but he did add a cutter that comes in 4-5 mph slower than his 4-seamer, and it adds an element to his arsenal.

      • Chelo says:

        We are Finally seeing the Phil Hughes we were promised. I am loving it. The Phranchise is back.

  62. For lack of a more creative name... Alex says:

    Beautiful pitch

  63. Matt-Pitt says:

    Much better inning. There you go, Hughes.

  64. Arman Tamzarian says:

    Wow!

  65. Ivan says:

    Hughes stuff really looks good so far.

  66. e mills says:

    How do you guys feel about James leaving last night without talking to the media?

    • John says:

      kinda comes off as a sore loser but I understand and he was just frustrated because he has to play there in Cleveland one more year until NY

  67. Matt-Pitt says:

    Be happy you guys aren’t listening to the TBS feed… More Joba to the pen talk from Ecks.

  68. Jamie says:

    Is Hughes throwing both his Slider and Curve now?

  69. John says:

    Cmon Offense! Beat this bitchass Pavano up!

  70. pc69 says:

    College Baseball Regionals are going on. You guys should check out Mike Leake from Arizona State. Has some decent potential. Not quite like Strasburg but definitely has potential.

  71. Ivan says:

    Has to be the Cavs, especially if LeBron stays.

  72. Accent Shallow says:

    True or false: Gardner should be fined every time he hits a fly ball.

    • Bryan V says:

      worked for Willie, should work for Brett.

    • Matt-Pitt says:

      Hah, brings back memories. Everytime I would hit a fly ball for an out, my coach made me do 20 in the dugout when I returned and take 20 hacks shooting down at the ball.

  73. whozat says:

    Really making it easy on Carl today.

  74. Jamal G. says:

    Heh, the Red Sox trotted out a lineup today that does not feature a hitter with a league-average OBP (.337) past the cleanup hitter, Jason Bay, except for the immortal Nick Green:

    Pedroia – .419
    Drew – .364
    Youkilis – .474
    Bay – .406
    Lowell – .330
    Ortiz – LoL (.286)
    Varitek – .318
    Ellsbury – .332
    Nick Green – .358

    • The Artist says:

      Jamal, we all know that’s the best team in Baseball. Their starters are 3rd from the bottom in ERA, their lineup is 5th in Runs Scored (Yanks are #2).

  75. Accent Shallow says:

    Now I see why the Yankees were reluctant to give up on Pavano — as long as he was “pitching” for them, he wouldn’t be shutting down their offense.

  76. Matt-Pitt says:

    Nice play, Robby.

  77. e mills says:

    Pedroia would’ve been diving for that and ended up a top 3 web gem

  78. pc69 says:

    This second baseman the Yankees signed in the offseason ahs turned out to be pretty good.

    Welcome back Robbie.

  79. Accent Shallow says:

    That’s it, Phil.

    No need to waste more than 3 pitches on the immortal Luis Valbuena.

  80. Mike Axisa says:

    Nice play by Robbie.

  81. Bryan V says:

    Good hitting. Can’t fault Phil on that.

  82. Matt-Pitt says:

    That was really good hitting from Crowe. Didn’t even look like a strike, don’t know how he even turned on something like that.

  83. Jake says:

    ugh that hurts

  84. Matt-Pitt says:

    The triangle blooper… C’mon Hughes. DP ball would be nice.

  85. handtius says:

    what a bullshite hit here.

  86. Accent Shallow says:

    YES gun had the foul at 97. Gameday has a more believable 93.

  87. Accent Shallow says:

    Ok, full count. Just don’t walk him or give him a cookie.

  88. handtius says:

    muther bitches.

  89. Matt-Pitt says:

    C’mon Hughes…

  90. V says:

    Ugh, if that curveball had been a strike, it could have been a strike em out throw em out.

  91. yankees=warriors says:

    Uh-oh, come on, Hughes!

  92. Bryan V says:

    Why is Phil pitching like a f’n pansy? Throw strikes. Stop being afraid of them making contact.

  93. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    Come on Hughes double play.

  94. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    come on phil simma down naw

  95. Mike Axisa says:

    Damn, I really though Phil Hughes would never give up another run.

  96. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    dammit.

  97. V says:

    What I wouldn’t give for outfielders with arms.

  98. Stryker says:

    ugh.

  99. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    damn that sucks

  100. handtius says:

    fu…..ck

  101. Matt-Pitt says:

    Damnit… Gotta limit it to only two runs here, Hughes.

  102. Jake says:

    2 runs aint no thing just settle down

    • Axl says:

      Yeah but look at this Indians line up. They are in last place in their division WITH Sizemore, Martinez, and Hafner. They don’t have any of those 3 today and he’s given up more than 3 hits, walked a batter, and hit a batter in 2 1/3 innings thus far. The Phil Hughes see-saw continues…

      • V says:

        He’s not throwing a perfect game! BUST!

        • Axl says:

          Why does it have to be one extreme or the other? My point was that he should be pitching a little bit better against a bunch of scrubs… Not 3 runs, 2 hit batsmen, 3 hits, and a walk in 2 1/3 innings…

          Irrationality at it’s best with you though. Either he pitches poorly or has to pitch a perfect game I guess…glad I’m not you.

          • handtius says:

            Sorry, but you’re the one bitching about him “see-sawing” He is among the youngest player in the game. He’s not going to be amazing every time out. if he goes 6 giving up 3, that is not bad.

            • Axl says:

              But he hasn’t yet. What he HAS done is given up 3 runs in 4 innings, on 3 hits, a walk and 2 hit batsmen. Against a team missing 3 of their biggest hitters.

              I understand he’s young…but that doesn’t make what I just wrote a good outing. No matter how much you’d like to sugar coat it.

              • Accent Shallow says:

                But he’s still pitching. If he were yanked here, then it’d be an unsuccessful outing. However, he’s still pitching, so we have to see what he does the rest of the game.

      • Accent Shallow says:

        So he gave up a rally. It happens. Have to judge by how he does the rest of the game. If he can go 3 shutout innings after this, it’s ok. If he gives up 3 more in the 4th and gets knocked out, not ok.

  103. Ivan says:

    It’s iight, just get out of the inning and regroup.

  104. Axl says:

    What’s the “on-field delay” Gameday is talking about?

  105. JobaWockeeZ says:

    As said it’s only 2 runs. 2 runs for us is nothing. Hopefully we start hitting Pavano hard.

  106. Bryan V says:

    I’m not worried at all. But Phil can pitch better. I think we score in the top of the 4th.

  107. yankees=warriors says:

    Hope that helps.

  108. V says:

    Hey, uh, Hughes? You should do that BEFORE you throw the meatball.

    Thanks.

  109. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    shit phil stop hitting people.

  110. handtius says:

    ouch…he send a message there…not really.

  111. V says:

    Crap.

    Another wasted 0-2 count.

  112. yankees=warriors says:

    Man, things getting worse and worse…

  113. Accent Shallow says:

    Suboptimal.

  114. Brazilian Yankee says:

    2 runs is nothing when we are facing Pavano. I bet we’ll score at least 4 next inning.

  115. Matt-Pitt says:

    You HAVE to be kidding… 0-2 count and you hit him to load the bases? Come on Hughes!

    • handtius says:

      seriously…your not perfect phil! what the fuck. you should be striking out 27 people on 81 pitches!

    • The Artist says:

      Part of Phil’s game is standing hitters up, he can’t let them get too comfortable up there. If he hits a guy or two, so be it.

  116. Jake H says:

    I’m tired of these hitters with pads on their elbows who hardly even try to get out of the way.

    • V says:

      And he leans over the plate, also.

      If I were a pitcher, I’d be drilling that elbow every time I faced him, heh.

  117. Buddy says:

    Hughes seems like he hits a lot of guys.

  118. Axl says:

    Phil Hughes doesn’t care about a WHIP…

    Hopefully he’s the 2009 version of Dice K by the end of the year…

    • V says:

      Hopefully you can find another blog to bitch like an idiot on.

      • Axl says:

        HAhaha. I love it when you cry babies cry…it’s pretty hilarious how any little thing that isn’t sugar coated gets everybody so riled up in here.

        • handtius says:

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        • V says:

          You really don’t understand the difference between complaining and bitching like a baby?

          You = bitch like a baby.

          • Axl says:

            What am I bitching about here? I made a joke that he doesn’t care about his WHIP saying that if it continues hopefully he’s this years Dice K.

            I’m confused. How is that “bitching like a baby”?? LOL

            You commenting on every single one of my posts…whining and crying about each one even when they’re not negative is pretty comical though.

      • handtius says:

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        • Axl says:

          Yeah yeah we get it…you love wearing rose colored glasses too with everything sugar coated. We get it…

          • handtius says:

            No, sorry, wrong answer. We would have excepted: enjoy making fun of Axl or would really like this blog without Axl spewing overly exaggerated crap everywhere he goes.

            • Axl says:

              Making fun of Axl for what? And usually when you make fun of somebody…you have to make sense. Saying that I “bitch like a baby” when, specifically in this post you commented on, I didn’t. Doesn’t make any sense what-so-ever.

              Do you guys just mash your face on the keyboard and click the “add comment” button or something?? Nobody is making any sense here…

          • V says:

            Are you as stupid as you read?

            • Axl says:

              HAha make sure you comment on every single one of my posts! And then make sure to complain about it immediately! You’re getting a lot accomplished! LOL

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Asian, overpaid, and overrated?

    • BigBlueAL says:

      Not too many Yankee starters care about their WHIP.

  119. V says:

    Swisher can’t hit the bench fast enough. Wow, that was stupid.

  120. Nick L says:

    swisher is not good

  121. Jake says:

    Swish that was not a smart throw

  122. yankees=warriors says:

    Swisher’s arm seems just as weak as…Damon?

  123. pc69 says:

    Does Nady make that throw?

  124. Charlie says:

    Phil has really been a bit all over the place the whole game, even in his first 2 innings. He doesn’t really know how to control the damage. Once things start going wrong, he starts getting hammered.

  125. Axl says:

    Everybody tagged up on that sac fly???

  126. Buddy says:

    I don’t understand how so many outfielders do that. Every little leaguer knows to hit the cut off man… Its not just Swisher. Melky does it all the time too.

  127. Matt-Pitt says:

    I’ll take the 3 runs if Hughes can give us 3 more innings after this of shutdown ball.

  128. e mills says:

    bah humbug

  129. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    About time.

  130. Stryker says:

    so who said swisher was better than nady in right?

    also — anybody else annoyed like hell by this drummer in the stands?

  131. Alex S says:

    pheww

  132. yankees=warriors says:

    I can take this.
    Now we score!!!

  133. Ivan says:

    oh well, he fought back.

  134. pc69 says:

    interesting, outfield is filled with mediocre arms until Cabrera gets back.

  135. Jamal G. says:

    Wasn’t it our very own CMW?

  136. John says:

    cmon O!

  137. yankees=warriors says:

    Japanese coaches abuse young pitchers even more.

  138. Charlie says:

    how the fuck are we letting carl pavano own us like this??????????????/??

  139. Jamal G. says:

    Andy Pettitte got six wins in August 2007.

  140. Mike Axisa says:

    I love how Kay and Flaherty are only talking about Texas and Austin Wood. Boston College’s closer threw 9.2 innings and 129 pitches in that same game.

    Southern state bias!!!

  141. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Day game, offense still sleeping.

  142. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    i think that gone at yankee stadium.

  143. E-ROC says:

    Holy crap! That ball was smashed.

  144. e mills says:

    nice job Cano

  145. boobie says:

    alot of great ab’s today

  146. Ivan says:

    Cano u could take a pitch. Im just saying.

    • Brazilian Yankee says:

      According to gameday, that pitch was a 90mph Fastball right down the middle. A pretty good pitch to hit, probably the best one he would get in the whole AB.

  147. Axl says:

    Best offensive team in the league has 1 hit in 4 innings against Carl Pavano???

    Meanwhile, a team dwelling in the sewer with literally ALL of their big hitters on the DL score 3 runs against the prodigy Phil Hughes…

    Isn’t this backwards??

  148. John says:

    We’re on the brink of breaking out I think

  149. gxpanos says:

    Hahaha did Kay just make a joke about Flash being old? Because the awkward silence was DEAFENING after it fell flat.

  150. AsianShuutoHeat says:

    I think Hughes is trying to hit everyone when they get 0-2 count on him…..

  151. Mike Axisa says:

    Nice rebound inning by Hughes.

  152. gxpanos says:

    Man, the harder curve is so much more effective than the slow one. It’s funny, because the looper always looked so filthy.

  153. Ivan says:

    Good inning there by Hughes.

  154. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    Good quick inning by hughes.

  155. Accent Shallow says:

    Nice pickup inning. Now can they please smack Pavano around?

    • Charlie says:

      i would really hope so. His face alone(not to mention his criminal history) makes me hate him

  156. Tank the Frank says:

    I don’t care if we end up sweeping this series… if we don’t score some runs off Pavano I will be really disappointed.

  157. V says:

    :headsmack: I hate Michael Kay and John Flaherty. I’d rather listen to Miller and Morgan.

  158. Jamal G. says:

    Heh, last night the gun for YES was four miles too slow, and today it’s four miles too fast. Keep trying, guys, you’ll get it down eventually.

    • gxpanos says:

      I can’t believe how ridiculous the gun is. They should just not tell us the speed at this point.

  159. Charlie says:

    We need the X Man

  160. Jake says:

    alright here we go

  161. Mike Axisa says:

    Swish swinging on the first pitch. Don’t see that often.

  162. handtius says:

    You know it’s sad, this is why we signed Idle.

  163. Mike Axisa says:

    Swisher’s OPSing over .830 on the road trip with more BB than K.

  164. Dave says:

    I know the game is far from over, but does Carl Pavano count towards the “Yankees ineffective vs. garbage pitcher” count if this continues?

  165. V says:

    GOAGUJas
    ‘apesgiuhgsdj;ilgdsj’sad/lggdsmiljsm

  166. Mike Axisa says:

    Gritty, gutty.

  167. Accent Shallow says:

    Oy vey.

  168. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    FUCK this is so GD frustrating.

  169. E-ROC says:

    There is nothing more frustrating to watch than Pavano pitch good against the Yanks. Ugh.

  170. handtius says:

    oh damn…that’s a base hit if they weren’t pinching in around 2nd.

  171. Charlie says:

    Fuuuccckkk grit, why?????? We’re making Carl Pavano and his bruised ass look like an ace… this is nauseating