Game 123: Hughes, Martin Stepping Up

With Freddy Garcia going on the disabled list, an impressive start by Phil Hughes would definitely be encouraging and a little more complicated for Joe Girardi, in a good way.

Phil Hughes did just that in an amazing way. Hughes went 7.2 innings and gave up just 2 hits, a solo home run in the 1st and a single in the 8th to end his night as his pitch count reached high numbers.

Russell Martin was swinging the big lumber in the 8-1 victory. The Yankees All-Star catcher hit 2 home runs, in the 3rd & 6th innings.

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  • Andrew Rotondi

    That was the Hughes of 2010 first half. It was great to see him using his fastball to overpower hitters and get easy outs. If Hughes can step up to back up CC then the entire dynamic of this team has changed going into the playoffs.

  • Dr Balls

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    • Gregory Scott

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  • Dr Balls

    By the way, what's so AMAZING about Phil Hughes pitching 7.2 innings of 2 hit ball? isn't that what he is supposed to do as a professional major league pitcher?

  • http://combathittingblog.blogspot.com/ Del Pittman

    Extremely excited to see him pitch on such a stellar level despite not having picture perfect mechanics.<g> Here's to his having continued success and avoiding any physical breakdowns along the way. He is definitely a shot in the arm for the rotation as the Yankees gear up for the last stretch of the season and the playoffs.