Preview: Yankees vs Twins (6/01/14)

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Heeee’s baaacckkkk. Phil Hughes (5-1, 3.23 ERA) makes his return to the Yankee Stadium pitching rubber since signing with the Twins in the offseason. He will be going up against Chase Whitley (0-0, 2.57 ERA) in the rubber match Sunday afternoon. Whitley made his third Major League start Monday throwing a season high 91 pitches […]

A fan’s reaction to last week

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After some time it is now acceptable to talk about it: Robinson Cano leaving the Yankees.  I am sure all the fans who were traveling are now caught up, and those fans who were left with mouths agape are finally able to close them.  Robinson Cano leaving the Yankees was as jarring to the Universe […]

Yankees Game 158: Mathematical elimination

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Tampa Bay Rays 8 — New York Yankees 3   The Yankees were officially eliminated from postseason contention in tonight’s 8-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. A deep fly ball to right field caught at the wall by Vernon Wells was an ominous sign for the starter Phil Hughes. The Yankees were clinging to […]

Farewell, Phil

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Phil Hughes will take the mound tonight, in what will probably be his final start as a New York Yankee. Please, keep the applause down to a dull roar. There will be no standing ovation. No parting gifts. No “HUUUUUGHES” chants from the crowd. Instead, there will just be a collective kick out the door. […]

2013 Yankees Season Awards

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Andy Pettitte announced that he is retiring after this season.  Many Yankees fans wish that Joba Chamberlain would have done this.  -Two years ago.  Heck, how about the entire scouting department stepping down, or have they already retired?  Is that why there is a paucity of talent in the minors?  Like the fight for universal […]

Yankees Game 152: Better late than never, Yankees bats

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New York Yankees 4 — Toronto Blue Jays 3   It took the Yankees almost two games to score but they got it done in tonight’s 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. In the first inning of tonight’s game, the Yankees had Jays starter J.A. Happ reeling. Curtis Granderson walked and Robinson Cano had […]

Preview: Yankees @ Blue Jays (9/18/13)

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Phil Hughes (4-13, 5.07 ERA) has been restored to the Yankees rotation after missing one turn, but he’s still on a short leash. He was pulled at the first sign of trouble in a 50 pitch, three-plus innings start at Baltimore on Thursday. He is on the mound against J.A. Happ (4-6, 5.15 ERA) who allowed […]

Yankees Game 147: Unexpected end for the win

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New York Yankees 6 – Baltimore Orioles 5   Mixed set of events goes on in tonight’s 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles. One hour and 18 minutes later, the Yankees game with the Orioles finally got under way. The Yankees threatened in the first inning but Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen held them off the […]

Preview: Yankees @ Orioles (9/12/13)

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In a pivotal, must win game for the Yanks, Phil Hughes (4-13, 5.11 ERA) is on the mound for some reason taking on Wei-Yin Chen (7-7, 3.82 ERA.) Hughes did not win back his spot in the Yankees rotation. He did not dazzle in relief. He did nothing to earn a start. David Huff gave […]

Yankees Game 141: Drained bullpen blows up

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Boston Red Sox 12 — New York Yankees 8   High-scoring affair features the drained bullpen struggling in tonight’s 12-8 loss to the Boston Red Sox. With one out, Derek Jeter worked out a walk against Red Sox starter Felix Doubront. Alfonso Soriano would make Doubront pay for that with a no-doubt two-run home run. […]

Phil Hughes returns to a familiar role

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After a 4-13 start with a 4.86 ERA, Phil Hughes will be relegated to the bullpen and David Huff will take his spot in the rotation. Based on the inconsistency that plagued Phil Hughes’ career, there is a good chance that this will be his last year in pinstripes. If this is in fact his […]

Hughes to the pen

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After the Yankees’ thrilling win against the White Sox Tuesday night, manager Joe Girardi was asked about the upcoming starters for the Yankees as they continue their huge 10 game home-stand. Girardi revealed that Phil Hughes will be sent to the bullpen and David Huff will start on Saturday against the Red Sox. The move […]

Preview: Yankees vs White Sox (9/2/13)

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Phil Hughes (4-13, 4.91 ERA) and the Yankees look for some redemption after they were on the swept end of a three game sweep against Chicago in August. Jose Quintana (7-4, 3.66 ERA) is on the mound for the White Sox. Hughes had his start pushed back from Sunday after a many MANY rough outings. He […]

What can you say but Salieri?

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In Milos Forman’s “Amadeus” Mozart, who is at a loss to describe how poor his peer, Salieri’s music is, says ,”I never knew that music like that was possible.   One hears such sounds, and what can one say, but…Salieri.”  When Yankee fans hear the crack of the bat as a ball sails over the […]

Yankees Game 131: Hughes, Yankees fall to start series

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New York Yankees 2 — Toronto Blue Jays 5   Hughes struggled in tonight’s 5-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees got the game going well with a Brett Gardner single. A pitch that deflects off the glove of catcher, Josh Thole, would allow Gardner to advance to second. The return of Derek […]

Preview: Yankees @ Blue Jays (8/26/13)

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Phil Hughes (4-12, 4.88 ERA) kicks off the series north of the boarder against R.A. Dickey (9-12, 4.49 ERA). The Yankees may have won Hughes’ last start, a no-decision against the Blue Jays, but it was his eighth consecutive outing without a win. The righty held Toronto to two runs over six innings for his 11th […]

Yankees Game 125: Nix knocks the walk-off winner

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Toronto Blue Jays 2 — New York Yankees 3   The Yankees complete the doubleheader sweep with a walk-off in tonight’s 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Phil Hughes was looking to follow his good start against the Angels with a good start tonight. Rajai Davis singlehandedly gave Hughes hell in the first inning. […]

Preview: Blue Jays Double Header (8/20/13)

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The Yankees and Ivan Nova (6-4, 2.99 ERA) kick off a double header against the Blue Jays and Esmil Rogers (3-7, 4.91 ERA). Nova posted his ninth quality start in 12 stars on Wednesday, throwing 7 1/3 innings of three run ball in a win over the Angels. Two of his three non quality starts this […]

Yankees Game 120: Former Yankee prevents sweep

Former Yankee Chris Nelson hit 2 home runs for 5 RBI in today's loss. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Angels 8 — New York Yankees 4   The Yankees were unable to complete the sweep due to a briefly former Yankee in today’s 8-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Phil Hughes looked to salvage the last months of the season and continue the Yankees winning streak. The first inning didn’t fair […]

Preview: Yankees vs Angels (8/15/13)

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Phil Hughes (4-11, 4.99 ERA) hopes to get the sweep for the Bombers against C.J. Wilson (12-6, 3.49 ERA) in a day game in the Bronx. Hughes is coming off his fourth consecutive start of less than six innings. The right hander has struggled since July 23, allowing 17 runs in 16 2/3 innings over […]