Aug
30

Yankees push Phil Hughes back to Monday

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Thanks to yesterday’s off-day, the Yankees have pushed Phil Hughes‘ next start back from Sunday to Monday. That allows him to start against the last place White Sox rather than the wildcard rival Orioles. Andy Pettitte, who was scheduled to start Monday, will instead start against Baltimore on Sunday on normal rest. Not surprising at all. The Yankees can’t run Hughes out there against a good team and expect to win.

Categories : Asides, Pitching

12 Comments»

  1. trr says:

    Well, at least there’s that….

  2. Travis L. says:

    +1 to the FO. Got that decision right!! We should give them an ESPN hour long show about it.

  3. SDB says:

    Must add Adam Dunn and Dayan Viciedo to my fantasy roster then, and cash in on their eventual HRs on Monday…

  4. Eddard says:

    Unless this is 6 Mondays from now they are just delaying the inevitable. Maybe they can win 2/3 this weekend now.

  5. ropeadope says:

    Hughes will now be opposed by Chris Sale (not a good match-up) if Sale pitches on normal four day rest. But as the White Sox were off yesterday, possibly Sale gets pushed to Tuesday.

  6. Wheels says:

    Wow, chalk one up for common sense.

  7. forensic says:

    If only this actually meant Monday in Trenton for their playoff run…

  8. ropeadope says:

    Cano in the lineup tonight.

    Yankees

    1.CF: Brett Gardner
    2.SS: Derek Jeter
    3.2B: Robinson Cano
    4.LF: Alfonso Soriano
    5.3B: Alex Rodriguez
    6.DH: Curtis Granderson
    7.1B: Mark Reynolds
    8.RF: Ichiro Suzuki
    9.C: Austin Romine

    SP: CC Sabathia

    Orioles

    1.LF: Nate McLouth
    2.3B: Manny Machado
    3.CF: Adam Jones
    4.1B: Chris Davis
    5.SS: J.J. Hardy
    6.RF: Nick Markakis
    7.DH: Danny Valencia
    8.2B: Alexi Casilla
    9.C: Taylor Teagarden

    SP: Miguel Gonzalez

  9. Cuso says:

    Against a “team.”

    Ouch.

  10. i like bacon says:

    hope they push him to san diego. glad romine is starting.

  11. UncleArgyle says:

    Rather than start Hughes, can the Yankees just forfeit the game and save the bullpen from having to pitch 5 1/3 innings that day?

    /just kidding…..but not really….

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