Quick hit: Hughes throws some pitches and survives

As you can tell from the way I post, I’m a bit of a smartass. I can’t help it. My late grandmother was sarcastic almost up until her dying day at 104-years-old so it’s engrained in me. With that said, it seems Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger may be a long lost relative:

So the good news is that Phil Hughes survived throwing 41 pitches in a sim game today. The fact that he showed no signs of back trouble is also good and that he will be throwing 50-55 pitches in a minor league game for his next test is even better.

Though there was a slightly scary moment in the sim game when Hughes was hit with a comebacker in the rear end. He was fine and continued pitching. Thank goodness.

I like good news from Yankees camp. I prefer it to bad news, like everyone else.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and is co-host of the It's About The Yankees, Stupid podcast. When she's not blogging about baseball, she's blogging about the New York Knicks and when she's not doing either of those things, she's tweeting.

7 thoughts on “Quick hit: Hughes throws some pitches and survives

  1. Grumpy

    I'd much prefer to pick on Teixeira or ARod or Pineda or any of the other terminally wounded that are personally responsible for the fact that I have to pay $250 dollars for a $50 dollar seat.

  2. uyf1950

    I really think fans are totally underestimating this Yankee team. Hughes will do just fine whether or not he makes his regular 1st start or it comes a week or 2 later in the month. As for the Yankees offense and defense once most of the "prospects" find their way back to their respective minor league team the regulars will more then hold their own against the rest of the AL East and the rest of the American League. You can take it to the bank.

    • mcmastro

      I agree, and i'd take it to the bank as well. After a month, the Yankees will have Granderson back, which gives them one of the best outfields in baseball, as well as Jeter, Cano, Youk, and hopefully Tex. That's a fierce lineup.

      The rotation is talented as well, with C.C, Pettitte, Kuroda as great pitchers. Having Nova, Phelps, Hughes, and eventually Pineda to back them up makes them deep 1 through 5 and gives them depth.

      It may seem like i'm spinning it to make it look like the Yankees are actually a good team, but is it any different from all the "professional" writers spinning it to make them look weak? If anything, this is based on facts, not what ifs. I'm not saying what-if this injury happens or what-if that injury happens. If Tex is out for the year, the Yankees still have a strong lineup. If one of the pitchers goes down in the rotation, the Yankees have at least one guy to back him up. You can't argue that unless you keep playing the what-if game.

  3. Ben

    UYF1950 – I agree with the sentiment, but I wouldn't take it to the bank. The team, as per usual, is only being reported on its flaws. There are a lot of good things about the team and other players/managers/scouts smirk at the Yankees 'problems' and call them 'first-world.' Still, there is concern and risk. Granted that goes with any team, but it will be an interesting year for the Yankees. I have supreme trust in Girardi and Cashman for them to be successful in the regular season and have a chance in the postseason, but I wouldn't guarantee anything.

    • Michael

      You have supreme trust in Girardi? I disagree but to each their own. Cashman does his best too and I think hes above average. Im interested in seeing some of the young players play. I really hope they use their farm system to let players fill in some of these bench and part time roles.

      For instance I dont want to see Juan Rivera make this squad at all. I would much prefer it go to Ronnier Mustelier who has hit above .300 for 2 years in AAA and is a jack of all trades in the field. Hes not a real prospect so using him as a part time player would give the Yankees a chance to see if that hitting ability can translate. Hes also older so its not like hes going to develop further.

  4. jay_robertson

    Stacey – have you and Jason considered having a box on the upper right that updates daily? Stating "XX Days Without a Workplace Injury," just as they have in the back room of classy places like Wal Mart?

    • srosegots

      We were thinking of something like that and also thinking of having a Nunez Helmet Drop counter as well.

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