It was very funny the way the Yankees shunned Nunez in the dugout after his homer today, then jumped on him to congratulate him. I hate to keep talking about him, but he’s been absolutely amazing offensively. He told Ken Rosenthal after the game that he’s fine with going back to his utility man role when Jeter takes over, but he’s certainly making sure he gets noticed in the meantime.
Actually, this post should be about Colon. I honestly didn’t expect him to pick right back up where he left off, but he did. He was fabulous. He threw strikes, got ahead in counts, kept the Mets off balance, lasted six innings in his first assignment after the layoff. Wow. Just wow.
At this point, the Yankees have to make a decision about Hughes. I say forget the nonsense about a six-man rotation. Why screw up the rhythm of the other pitchers, who like to pitch on regular rest, just to make room for one guy? Alternate Nova and Hughes. Nova will have an innings limit and Hughes needs to come back gradually, so it makes perfect sense (to me anyway).
The one sour note today was Meat Tray. As someone said on Twitter, he belongs in the deli not on the mound.