The Phil Hughes Rehab Tour starts in SI

Game 70: Father's Day
Girardi: A-Rod's been playing with an injured shoulder

Make sure you scroll down for tonight’s game thread. Also, Ryan Pope has been placed on the disabled list, which might explain the shellacking he took the other night.

Short Season Staten Island (5-3 loss to Brooklyn)
Mason Williams, CF: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 SB – threw a runner out at third … have yourself a day, Mr. Williams
Cito Culver, SS: 0 for 5, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – still waiting on that first hit
Angelo Gumbs, 2B: 0 for 5, 2 K
Reymond Nunez, 1B & Ben Gamel, LF: both 1 for 4, 2 K
Cody Grice, DH: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K
Casey Stevenson, 3B: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP
Nick McCoy, C: 0 for 4, 2 K
Shane Brown, LF: 2 for 4, 1 R
Phil Hughes, RHP: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2-3 GB/FB – 41 of 61 pitches were strikes (67.2%), and he was scheduled for 65 … his fastball ranged from 89-95 (92-93 consistently) but there are conflicting reports are whether he held the velocity throughout the outing or it dropped off in the later innings … he allowed singled to the first two men he faced, then sat down 13 of the next 14 men he faced before a solo homer ended his day … this was a nice step forward, but he’s still got a long way to go
Wilton Rodriguez, RHP: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 4-2 GB/FB
Matt Tracy, LHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Triple-A Scranton (2-0 loss to Columbus)
Brandon Laird, 3B: 2 for 4, 1 K
Jordan Parraz, RF: 2 for 3, 1 2B
Everyone Else: combined 1 for 25, 8 K – Doug Bernier had the hit, a single … Kevin Russo, Greg Golson, and Jorge Vazquez accounted for all the strikeouts
Carlos Silva, RHP: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 2-4 GB/FB – 50 of 71 pitches were strikes (70.4%) … he was on a pitch count since this is his first start off the disabled list
Josh Schmidt, RHP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – half of his 22 pitches were strikes
Randy Flores, LHP: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB – ten pitches, nine strikes
Eric Wordekemper, RHP: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB – 21 of 37 pitches were strikes (56.8%) … that bumps him up to 17 strikeouts in 31.1 IP (4.88 K/9)

Double-A Trenton (10-2 win over Binghamton)
Ray Kruml, CF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K – that’s his first homer of the year, equaling last year’s total
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Jose Gil, 1B: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Cody Johnson, DH: 3 for 4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB – fell a single shy of the cycle, and he walked his in his final chance to get it … get selfish man, swing away!
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 0 for 5, 2 K
Jose Pirela, SS: 3 for 4, 2 2B, 2 RBI – had been on a 1-for-11 skid
Yadil Mujica, 3B: 0 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Jason Place, RF: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding) – threw a runner out at third
R.J. Baker, C: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Shaeffer Hall, LHP: 6 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 5-3  GB/FB – 29 runs and 78 baserunners allowed in his last 47 IP
Brad Halsey, LHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 3-1 GB/FB – one of the walks was intentional
Pat Venditte, SwP: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 0-2 GB/FB

High-A Tampa is off until Monday for the All-Star break.

Low-A Charleston (7-4 win over Hickory)
Jose Toussen, CF: 2 for 6, 2 R
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 1 for 3, 3 R, 1 2B, 3 BB, 2 K – been on base six times in the last two days
Ramon Flores, 1B: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – had been stuck in a 3-for-31 slump (.097)
J.R. Murphy, C: 3 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 Kfive hits in his last nine at-bats, including three doubles
Rob Segedin, 3B: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 1 K – 16 for his last 34 (.471) with three doubles and two homers
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 3 K
Mike Ferraro, LF: 1 for 5, 3 K
Jeff Farnham, DH: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K
Jose Mojica, SS: 2 for 5, 1 K
Zach Nuding, RHP: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 3-5 GB/FB
Dan Burawa, RHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3-1 GB/FB
Nathan Forer, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Game 70: Father's Day
Girardi: A-Rod's been playing with an injured shoulder
  • dennis

    Williams could be the steal of the draft. power one game, speed another. Very impressive

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      and the assist too!

  • Drew

    I believe that its not a terrible thing that Hughes’s velocity dropped towards the end of the start. He is still building up arm strength, but it is a great sign that he is hitting 95 on the gun. Keep its going “Hughesey”

  • Jake H

    Williams is looking very good but it’s only 3 games.

  • Monteroisdinero

    One more Nunez and we can someday have an all-Nunez infield.

  • Thomas Cassidy

    95 for Hughes? Highlight of my day.

  • Jeety

    Mason WIlliams looks like hes gotten off to a good start… lets see if he keeps it up, then I hear there’s openings in Charleston…

  • Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    Did Hughes even break 90 mph at the start of the year? I don’t think he did, so the fact that he was able to throw a few 95s in there is huge.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      I don’t know if he hit 95 but he did hit a couple of 90-93

    • Urban

      No. Not even close. He was averaging about 88 and perhaps in each start may have touched 91, so even though he lost velocity as today’s game progressed, he was throwing harder than in any of his starts this year. That’s the positive.

      Still a long way to go.

      • thumper

        The fact that he lost velocity as he went deeper into the game actually makes me feel a little better. It means he’s still building up that arm strength. If I read a report that he was throwing 93-95 from the chute and kept it up throughout, I would be very skeptical.

        Here’s hoping Hughes comes back and makes a postitive contribution this year.

  • Lou

    Trenton was 10-8 not 10-2, I did a double take when Hall had given up 4 runs in a game won 10-2

  • CC’s third leg

    Philthy Phil has returned

  • IRF

    I was at Hughes’ game. from the untrained eye, he looked pretty good in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th, but that homer he allowed was just an awful pitch, a flat fastball right down the middle. He definitely looked like he slowed down by the fifth

    • RPimpsner

      It was a change up

    • Steve S.

      I was there as well, and he didn’t look sharp in the 5th. He gave up a long fly to the previous batter, then the HR. He only threw a few pitches that inning (4-5?) and that was the hardest he was hit all day. Maybe he was gassed, but losing the velocity in the 3rd is definitely a concern.

      • S

        other word is that it was an outlier for the outing, but I wonder could they have mistaken his cutter for his four seamer? We all know how cutter happy Hughes can be (his 2010 velocity of the pitch was 88.7 mph)

  • lower case j

    10-8 in double AA.

  • Accent Shallow

    Hughes’ next start – Tampa? Trenton?

    • Steve S.

      Reports say Trenton, but it’s not confirmed yet. I’m sure they want to see how he comes out of this outing.

    • T-Dubs

      Dom Amore from the Hartford Courant said Friday with Trenton @ New Britain but it’s not confirmed yet.

  • Steve S.

    Not only did Mason Williams have a big day with the bat and glove, but I was impressed by his arm as well. As a runner was coming home, he threw the ball on a fly from mid CF and overthrew the catcher by 10 feet. It was a bad throw, but damn that kid has a gun.

  • deadringer

    Adam Smith was on ESPN2 with the Yankees on ESPN. I stopped caring after his 3rd K

  • jay h

    is bucky dent’s son any type of prospect for next year’s draft

    • Eduardo (My Left Nunez)

      No matter. Based on this year’s draft and the selection of Bichette at #1, the Yankees are now focused on players with personal connections to the team. Dent will be the Yankees first-round pick.

      • Accent Shallow

        Sounds like the Yankees have a poor dental plan.

        Lisa needs braces.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Very concerned with Austin Romine, at this point. With concussions I guess it’s a total wait and see type of situation, since it’s not like there’s a set amount of time he’ll need to get over his symptoms. Just hope he gets better soon and can get back out on the field, it’s been a while now.

  • Damian

    Montero had all of his outs in the air, one of which was an opposite field fly to the warning track that could have made it out in YSIII. Not a great day at the plate, but some solid contact anyway.

  • Smallz

    I went to the game last night. Hughes looked pretty good. Beside the shaky start and the homerun at the end, the hitters looked really over matched. I saw like 2 or 3 balls hit to the outfield that werent even close to warning track shots. Mason Williams looks like a ballplayer, excited to see his development.