Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hughesus!

6 IP. 2 H. 0 ER. 2 BB. 6 K.

Hughesus' last three starts with the Yankees:

18 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 16 K, 1.50 ERA, 0.83 WHIP

While I am not quite ready to jump on the "Hughes to the rotation, Chamberlain to the bullpen" bandwagon, I must say that Hughes' progress is nothing but encouraging. His stuff was fantastic last night, and he showed excellent command, the umpire's miniature strikezone notwithstanding. Further, his fastball was consistently around 92, 93 MPH, compared to the high-80s velocity he was showing prior to his injury last April (begging the question of whether or not he had been injured earlier)... all this against a fairly potent Tigers offense.

Hughesus has earned another start, to say the least, and he has made a Philiever© out of me.