Game 84: Revenge of the Hughes

Happy Tanaka Day! He’s hoping to have a happy one as well, having dropped his last two outings. He goes up against the Twins & Phil Hughes tonight, who’s been enjoying a pretty nice season (8-4, 3.58 ERA), though he’s given up 5 Earned Runs in back-to-back outings against the White Sox and Rangers. The Yankees have dropped their last 5, and 9 of their last 11. Zelous Wheeler, called up in place of Yangervis Solarte today, is in the lineup. Speaking of which…



  1. Gardner, CF
  2. Jeter, SS
  3. Ellsbury, CF
  4. Teixeira, 1B
  5. McCann, C
  6. Beltran, DH
  7. Ichiro, RF
  8. Wheeler, 3B
  9. Ryan, 2B


  1. Dozier, 2B
  2. Suzuki, C
  3. Parmelee, 1B
  4. Morales, DH
  5. Willingham, LF
  6. Arcia, RF
  7. Plouffe, 3B
  8. Escobar, SS
  9. Fuld, CF

Kenny is a freelance radio reporter with the AP, MetroSource, WFAN & CBS Sports. He writes about the Yankees at It's About The Money and Baseball Prospectus Bronx. Long-time Jason Giambi and Alex Rodriguez defender.