Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Yankees Stumble in Toronto

The Good

Jeter's back!  Also, David Huff pitched a pretty good long relief effort. 

The Bad

No offense.  A solo homerun by A-Rod, and a an RBI from Cano was all the Yankees scored yesterday, and with Hughes on the mound, we need some more padding than that.

The Ugly

Hughes had made some progress in his last couple starts, but consistency has always been his problem.  Yesterday was not a good start.  He lasted 4.2 innings and allowed 3 runs before being pulled.  Upon taking the loss last night his season record stands at 4-13.  But rest assured that his place in the rotation is secure:

“Right now he’s in our rotation,” Joe Girardi told reporters postgame in Toronto. “We haven’t talked about taking him out of our rotation." (SOURCE)

The thing is, Hughes seems like a nice guy.  He really does.  But at some point you have to realize that he's not a major league starter.  That's not a knock against him.  He has thrived in the bullpen before, and there's no shame in being a major league reliever, but for reasons unknown to us, Hughes is immune to being sent to the minors, or moved to the bullpen.  Nova has to be sent back and forth to work on his pitching issues, but Hughes gets a pass?  What does Hughes have on the Yankees?

Cash Money

Two dollars worth to be exact.  That's what A-Rod's homerun gave to the children.

Travis Hafner 12hr = $24
Vernon Wells 11hr = $22
Brett Gardner 8hr = $16
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 3hr = $6
Robinson Cano 24hr = $48
Ichiro Suzuki 6hr = $12
Lyle Overbay 13hr = $26
Brennan Boesch 3hr = $6
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 4hr = $8
Ben Francisco 1hr = $2
David Adams 2hr = $4
Curtis Granderson 4hr = $8
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $6
Zoilo Almonte 1hr = $2
Derek Jeter 1hr = $2
Alfonso Soriano 9hr = $18
Austin Romine 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 1hr = $2
Alex Rodriguez 3hr = $6
Mark Reynolds 1hr = $2

Total 116 hrs = $232

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