Yanks return home; Hughes vs. Lee

The Yankees return to New York tonight for the first time since June 20th when they played the Mets. I don’t know about you, but I feel like they haven’t been home in ages. Anyway, tonight Phil Hughes is set to make his first start since being skipped in the rotation recently. I wouldn’t be surprised if he comes out a little too strong in the first few innings because of the extra rest, but hopefully he can settle in and have a good game. The Yankees will be opposed by Seattle’s Cliff Lee in what appears to be a fabulous pitching match-up. Phil Hughes, my favorite Yankee pitcher, versus Cliff Lee, one of the best starters in the game and also one of my favorite pitchers. I’m excited!

The Yankees are back home!

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3 thoughts on “Yanks return home; Hughes vs. Lee

  1. Phil Hughes had a rough night tonight Chris. Hughes stuff and location was off tonight allowing seven runs. The New York Yankees need to rally from a big deficit tonight!

  2. The New York Yankees lost 7-4! Oh well! The New York Yankees seemed to put up a rally in the bottom of the ninth to make it a little closer. But Hughes stuff and location was off tonight allowing seven runs. Hughes is entitled to a bad game as a young pitcher. Sometimes there are bumps in the road as a young pitcher. How come I haven’t seen Hughes curveball and changeup at all or rarely. It is mostly fastball and cutter.

    • Oh well, you can’t win them all. We’ve been spoiled by Hughes’ success this season and if he does poorly it seems weird. We should just remember that most pitchers his age are constantly struggling. You are right about his pitch selection. He has seemingly been mostly a fastball-cutter guy, and it would be really nice to see him mix in the change and maybe even his curveball more often. However, I trust Phil Hughes in the hands of the Yankees and Dave Eiland.

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