As I’ve said over and over, I don’t understand – well, I understand but don’t approve of – Yankee fans booing their own players. So when Hughes walked off the mound after another disappointing start and the boo birds came out, I wasn’t thrilled. But silently I was booing.
While I know he’s still finding his way this season after being injured and not getting the benefit of a full spring training regimen, I’m endlessly frustrated by him, by his inability to work efficiently, go deep into games, avoid giving up the long ball, live up to the early hype. I hope he turns it around, I really do. I just….
Phelps, on the other hand, was great in relief. I fully expect him to jump into the rotation if either Hughes or Nova falls out.
Otherwise, it was a lackluster game offensively, and the Yankees couldn’t sustain the momentum from last night’s win against the O’s. Too bad.