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 co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast.

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Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast.

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

  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?