Friday, July 17, 2009

Yankees 5, Tigers 3

So, um, Hughes is the new Mo, circa 1996, and Zumaya, who so bedeviled the Yanks in the 2006 playoffs--I cancelled class to watch him burn through the heart of the order--is a regular old pitcher.

Hughes, who now adds a 97 mile-an-hour fastball to The Best Slow Curve Since Burt Blyleven (have I said this before?) has become someone, I hope, the Yankees value.

Roy Halladay? Maybe.

But the first two names the Jays will mention will be Melky and Joba.

The Yanks will say no.

Then: Melky, Hughes, and a prospect.

Yanks: No.

Jays: Melky and Hughes.

Yanks: (Hopefully) No.

Break it down for the Yanks:

CC, Burnett, Joba, Pettitte and Somebody. That's the Yankee rotation.

Somebody, Somebody, Hughes, and Mo. Bullpen.

The Astros went this way in 2005, and wound up in the World Series: These are our guys. No trades, no call-ups. The guys in this room are our team.

So, let's see.

1 comment:

SunDevilJoe said...

Other than supplying topics for the "talk shows", Phil Hughes will stay where he is, end of discussion. Consider that the starters very rarely stray beyond the 7th (more probably 6th)inning , Hughes fits perfectly.
Fridays game was a perfect example.