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.