The Yanks Were In A Huff Today – In A Good Way

September 2nd, 2013 by Jane Heller

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That’s David Huff in a Cleveland uniform – the Yankees have had so many players cycle on and off the roster that they don’t even bother to take team photos of the new guys anymore – and he gets my nod for the star of today’s almost Janer (a 9-1 score is close enough).

Huff hasn’t pitched long or often this season, but he’s been very good in his limited number of appearances and he was very good today in the rain-delayed game. I’d say something like, “Well, the White Sox are the worst team in baseball, so no big deal,” but they swept the Yankees the last time the teams played so anything could have happened. This time it was a combination of Huff’s pitching, Jeter’s emergence from Slumpville and a little help from the White Sox, who aren’t exactly slick defenders.

Everybody contributed, which is always fun. The only bad part was Hughes not getting a chance to win a ballgame. Girardi specifically adjusted the rotation so Pettitte would go yesterday against the O’s and Hughes would take on the Sox. Mother Nature had other ideas. Would Hughes have pitched really well? Maybe. We’ll never know, but I’m glad the game turned out the way it did. Now maybe some of the other Wild Card contenders will lose today?


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6 Responses to “The Yanks Were In A Huff Today – In A Good Way”

  1. Terry S says:

    I’m with you Jane. Huff did a great job! Much happier leaving the ballpark today! It was great to see Cabral and Murphy have great beginnings to their Major League careers!

  2. Audrey says:

    I’ve been out of town – actually down in O’s territory, which meant I got to watch a little of a couple of the games. This one was on while we were driving home this afternoon and what great company to have on our trip! This season is definitely not over and the post season is definitely within our grasp!

  3. Jane Heller says:

    So glad you got to see this one, Terry S. Must have been fun with all those runs in one inning – sort of the opposite of the O’s scoring all their runs in the 7th yesterday.

    If you say so, Audrey. As Barbara and I were saying over the weekend, it’s hard to get excited after a win and then lose and get our hearts broken, but staying positive can’t hurt.

  4. Diane Anziano says:

    Wow, could we have a few more games like that, please? I guess Hughes will pitch a couple of 1 inning relief appearances this week, as Michael Kaye was saying during the game. That might be better for him… who knows? Anway, everyone except Granderson contributed to that stellar offensive game. And how about that fantastic double play that Cano started? Fantastic. Let’s keep it going. GO YANKEES!!!

  5. Jane Heller says:

    I think Joe was pretty vague about plans for Hughes going forward, Diane. Maybe he’ll get another start and maybe he won’t. Maybe the one Huff needs to replace in the rotation is Kuroda if Hiroki is really that tired.

  6. barbara says:

    audrey, i wish i could have your optimism!