Hughes To The Rescue?

April 5th, 2013 by Jane Heller

You know the Yankees are desperate when they decide to pull Hughes off the DL and have him start in Detroit tomorrow. We’ve got a thin rotation and a thin bullpen for long relief, so I guess it was the only solution. Maybe he’ll give us innings – quality innings – but I sure hope he doesn’t re-injure himself.

Speaking of injuries, I didn’t watch today’s game – Michael watched it for me – but I heard it was another ugly one. I couldn’t believe Nunez joined The Walking Wounded Club, but it sounds like he’ll be OK. Even more serious was Nova, who picked up where he left off last year. He didn’t unravel A.J. style, but he just couldn’t pitch economically. It’s been suggested that he go down to the minors and figure things out. Fine, so who takes his place in the rotation?

And then there was the lack of offense. Yes, Youkilis was the homer guy this time, but we need more than the occasional shot from one or two guys. We need to put together a bunch of runs, and we haven’t seen that from this crew.

Much more interesting on the MLB Network was the Angels-Texas game, which I did take a peek at. Yikes, those Rangers fans sure don’t like Josh Hamilton. I admit I laughed when I saw them holding the newspapers. Pretty funny, although I doubt Hamilton thought so.


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4 Responses to “Hughes To The Rescue?”

  1. Sean K says:

    *mumble* *mumble* *mumble*

    That HR by Fielder in the 5th killed us today. Girardi’s bullpen move didn’t work — why not see if Nova can get the 3rd out of the inning?

    *sigh* I hope our lineup gets healthy quickly. So much for carrying over some momentum…

    Let’s win tomorrow. I’ll wash my lucky sweatpants tonight and wear them. I won’t be online again until Sunday evening, so GO YANKEES! Let’s see if we can get back to .500 by Monday morning.

  2. Lourdes T says:

    And Cano hit the ball again. I’m sure they are doing things right.

  3. Peggy says:

    Hi Jane & Fellow Baseball Fans …

    I’m off to my Yankee Meetup later to watch the game with all my Yankee buddies. Let’s hope “Hughesy” can turn us around on the right course. As Lourdes said …it would be nice to see Robbie hit too. Did he leave it all with the WBC? The only two who seem to be hitting is Youk and Nunez (who is now day to day). The rest of the guys have to step it up ….. Go Phil !!! Go Yankees !!!

    Go Yankees 2013 !!!

  4. Jane Heller says:

    Have fun at your meetup, Peggy. Did you see that Girardi calls Vernon Wells “Wellsey?” LOL. I haven’t heard what he calls Youkilis but it can’t be “Youksey,” can it?