Results for tag: Phil Hughes
Posted by: nwyankees on Apr 29, 2011 at 01:27:31 PM

CC Sebathia was able to continue the Yankees starters streak and throw the seventh consecutive quality start in a 12-3 Yankees victory over the White Sox, on Thursday night.  Sebathia allowed three runs, zero earned because of an Eduardo Nunez error, seven hits and he struck out six batters in seven innings pitched.  Surprise contributor Lance Pendleton, who has not allowed any runs in 10 appearances, pitched two innings of scoreless baseball only allowing two hits. 

Pendleton was actually selected by the Yankees in the fourth round of the 2005 draft.  Shortly after he underwent Tommy John surgery and once he was recovered he went on to pitch in the minor leagues for a few seasons.  He was selected by the Houston Astros in the 2010 Rule 5 Draft, in December.  (If

Posted by: nwyankees on Apr 25, 2011 at 10:08:24 AM

There have been three major surprises with the Yankees rotation to this point which I dont think many had expected.  In particular, the names that come to mind are Phil Hughes, Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia.  The first is a glaring negative and the last two are glowing positives.

Hughes came off a campaign where he won 18 games, struck out 146 batters and recorded a 4.19 ERA.  He was named to the All-Star team but his stats were a lot better before the All-Star break than after.  Hughes also had a forgettable postseason series against the Rangers where he had an 11.42 ERA in two starts.  However, based on his performance the past two seasons (he was 8-3 with a solid 3.03 ERA in 2009), he was named the number three starter, and easily could have been Joe Girardi's