Hughes Exhibits No Change in First Start

Phil Hughes looked pretty solid in his Spring debut, yesterday. 2 innings of no hit, no run ball is nice. 90-92 on his fastball, for the first outing of the year is nice. Working hitters inside for a change is nice (despite nicking a couple guys). His curve didn’t have the...

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Yankee Starters In Control

Earlier this week, Chris took a look at the (very impressive) average fastball velcoties of the Yankee’s starting rotation. Reader OldRanger astutely pointed out the following:

As (I think) we all know, speed without Command & Control means nothing. Even without a lot of movement, C&C covers a lot of sins.

OldRanger makes a great...

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The Insane Awesomeness Of Mariano Rivera

Beyond the Boxscore has an article up about Mariano Rivera and his cutter, otherwise known as the Hammer of God. It is a fascinating post that uses various methods to display how incredibly amazing that one pitch really is:

But it’s not Rivera’s stat line that makes him an anomaly, especially since it’s not...

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Skipping Joba

From George King III (NY Post):

The Yankees are contemplating skipping Joba Chamberlain during the first trip through the rotation for two reasons:One, with a 150-innings limit on his electric right arm it would be a way of attaining that goal.

Two, it would allow the Yankees to open the new Yankee Stadium with CC Sabathia,...

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Jorge regaining his power stroke

Jorge Posada hit a homer and a double in yesterday’s 5-1 win over the Rays. Both hits were big for the Yankees, not in terms of a win, really, but because they demonstrate that Posada’s shoulder is healing well after the severe shoulder injury which sapped him of...

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Hughes hopes

From Bryan Hoch (MLB):

“I feel like if I can stay healthy and pitch well wherever I’m at, I’ll do pretty well,” Hughes said. “I’m just trying to get ready, and if I do go to Triple-A, I’ll just be working there to get back up.”

I’m a huge Phil Hughes fan, however, I’m also one...

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