I respect Buck Showalter for bringing the Yanks back to respectability when he was Yankees manager. When he managed the Yanks to a 1995 playoff berth, it was the first playoff appearance for the Yanks in 14 years.
I also congratulate him on his 1000th win as a manager. I only wish it wasn’t against the Yankees.
The good news on Hughes: He pitched into the sixth and lowered his ERA. The bad news: He lost, his ERA only dropped from 7.88 to 7.48 and he’s now 1-4.
The Yanks only got one run, on Granderson’s 9th HR of the year. Of the seven hits the Yanks got tonight, all of them were by the first three hitters in the order. Jeter with 3 (taking him to 3128 and a .400 average), 2 by Granderson and 2 by A-Rod. Nothing from anyone else.
With all the talk about the starters stinking out the joint recently, why is there NO criticism yet of Robbie Cano? We are 23 games (1/7) into the season, and Cano is at .255-1-4. 1 Homer, 4 RBI from someone supposed to be a middle of the order presence—in 1/7th of the season! .255, or about fifty points LOWER than expected? How about someone writing about Teixeira’s .233 besides me? Or Martin’s .158? How about making Kevin Long accountable? (Isn’t this the same Kevin Long who wanted to change Jeter’s swing last year and bleeped Jeter up until Jeter got hurt and consulted his own hitting guru?)
1 run, on seven hits, against someone who hadn’t won in 11 months. Sheesh.
As for Hughes, 5 2/3, 4 R, 4 H, 1 walk, 6 K. 2 HRs hurt his line.
You put an infielder in the outfield, eventually it hurts you. Remember when the Yanks did that with Enrique Wilson (he f/d up and the Boss wasted no time in trading for Mondesi)? Nunez misplayed a ball tonight and it led to unearned runs.
Logan 3 batters. No outs, two hits, An E-7 by Nunez. Two unearned runs. 0.96 ERA
Wade 1 1/3, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 2 K. 1.50
Sorian0 1 IP, 1 R, 2 h, 0 walks 1 K. 2.25.
D.J. Mitchell his MLB debut. 0 r, 2 h, 0 walks, 1 K.
A better outing by Hughes, but probably not enough to keep his rotation spot.