With Phil Hughes on the mound, I was hoping he could get his 16th win, which would be the second most in the league. Imagine it, later in the year, you could see this headline. C.C. and Phil, 20-game winners, and the 2 most wins in the AL.
Alas, it wasn't meant to be as the Blue Jays beat the bombers 6-3. Phil Hughes started the game by giving up 2 runs early, with Vernon Wells being the catalyst, having a triple and scoring on a past ball. Then, in the third, he hit a 2-run shot making the score 4 nothing.
However, in the top of the 4th, the Yankees used some of their own firepower, with Marcus Thames homering, scoring Robinson Cano. But then, in the bottom of that inning, Wells struck again with a infield single (on a bad call) which scored a runner to make it 5-2 Jays.
Phil Hughes was pulled out of the game after only 4 and third, giving up 5 runs while striking out 6. Again, it may be a blessing in disguise since he is coming up on that innings limit; so maybe he can pitch deeper into the season. He is at 140 2/3 innings, which means he has about 30 more innings in him or so.
The Yankees remained tied with Tampa Bay, since they lost 12-3, which was their worst loss this year (score wise). The Yanks head to Chicago to play the White Sox, with A.J. Burnett on the mound.html_removed html_removed