Hughes and Finishing: Part Two

Earlier in May, I posted about Phil Hughes and his ability/lack thereof to finish off batters once getting ahead of them 0-2 or 1-2. In that game, he threw 23 pitches to 9 batters while up 0-2/1-2. Per batter, that’s 2.5556 pitches per batter. Let’s see how he did yesterday.

 

Batter/Count Inning Sequence/Result
Jesus Montero/1-2 2 B; B;... Read more

Despite Pineda injury, Yanks haven’t missed Montero

opposite field vs Jim Johnson

Its become conventional wisdom to say that the Montero-Pineda swap from last January has been complete disaster for the Yanks. Brian Cashman himself wouldn’t argue the point, calling all second guessing of the deal fair game in a recent...

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Happy Andy Pettitte Day

We all know what the heart wants. The heart wants this to be a festival for Mothers Day with nostalgia meeting current needs. Heck, if Phil Hughes can pitch seven-plus innings and only give up a run, anything seems possible. But this is the Andy that gave the Yankees nineteen post season wins. He was there for every one of the five championships since 1996. Now he is back like the return of an old war hero. His return is like putting on your favorite pair of jeans. The heart wants the outing to be a celebration of all those good times and all those memories.

But this is not Old Timers Day. This is not a guy trotting out to the mound so that we can get misty-eyed and nostalgic. This is a guy going to the mound when every game counts in a tough American League East where at least two teams and possibly more are going to give the Yankees every run for their money they can devise.…

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The Farm Report 5/12/2012

Trenton beat Portland 5-1:

It took Trenton a little while to get the bats going, but once they broke through they really poured it on late to beat the Sea Dogs in Trenton. Portland scored quickly on back to back doubles in the top of the first, while Trenton collected just two hits through the first five innings. They finally broke through in the sixth, however, when Luke Murton hit a two run home run to get them on the board, which was followed by a solo shot from Cody Johnson. Murton drove in two more runs with a double in the sixth, and the Thunder didn’t allow another run after the first inning.

Notables:

1B Luke Murton: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI
LF Cody Johnson: 1-4, 1 HR, 3 SO
RHSP Cory Arbiso: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K
RHRP Kelvin Perez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Tampa lost to Lakeland 4-2:

The Yankees had Nik Turley on the mound tonight, but it was a rough night of sorts for the Tampa ace, who allowed all five Lakeland runs in his five innings of work.…

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Corner, Turned? Yankees Win 6-2 Thanks to Hughes, Ibanez

I don’t think I was the only Yankee fan to give up on Phil Hughes about two weeks ago. Hughes hadn’t put together an effective stretch of more than a month or so since June of 2010. Balls were getting scorched off him early in 2012, and he appeared likely to lose his rotation spot...

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Very funny Mariano Rivera tribute song

I really can’t add much to this, other than to give Marc Simon of ESPN credit for retweeting the link, which is how I found it. I can only hope that someone in the Yanks picks up on this, and they start playing it at the stadium between innings. That would be a blast. I’d...

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