The Good Hughes showed up in Seattle. That’s basically all you need to know.
He was so good that I fell asleep after the Yankees scored their runs on back-t0-back homers by Cano and Tex early on and it looked like we were in control. I’d wake up, check the score, see that the Mariners still hadn’t scored, and go back to my nap.
I love that the Yankees ended up winning, that Hughes pitched well and that the bullpen did its job in the 8th and 9th. Only Youkilis’ error (the ball went right through his legs) provided any tension. Otherwise, it was all Yankees – a nice way to begin the road trip.