Monday, April 27, 2009

The Return

According to numerous sources Phil Hughes is making his return to the Bronx as a replacement for Chien-Ming Wang. Two years ago Hughes wowed the majors coming into the league throwing smoke. Last year the Yankees were counting on Phil in the rotation but injuries prevented that. He is scheduled to start Tuesday against fellow youngster Edwin Jackson. With the pressure off him, I expect a stunning performance on Tuesday. You also have to remember that Hughes is only 22 which gives him a lot of time to grow.
Here is a quote from the Skipper:
"Hughesie's been throwing the ball really well,"
Nuff Said.
Here are Hughes' numbers from Triple A:
3-0 with a 1.86 ERA in three starts. He has struck out 19 and walked three in 191/3 innings. 19:3 K/BB Ratio