How Aw-Phil! Yanks fall to Rangers 7-3 in series finale
Tonight’s story before the game may have been about Michael Pineda, who will be out for the rest of the 2012 season. Tonight’s story after the game was Phil Hughes’s horrid outing as the Yanks fell to the Rangers 7-3 in the final game of a 3 game set.
HUGHES WAS AW-PHIL: This was supposed to be a game that could have spelled ‘redemption’ for Hughes. Instead, Hughes went 2.2 IP giving up 4 runs on 5 hits and allowing 1 HR. Hughes had issues with getting hitters out when he let them reach on base. It looks like Phil Hughes is in the same boat as Freddy Garcia at this point; both of them are pitching badly for the Yanks.
EL CAPITAN HITS AGAIN: Derek Jeter is an unstoppable force offensively. Jeter was 2 for 4 and his average reached a whopping .420. It looks like Jeter is not going to stop hitting, no matter whose on the mound. That sounds like a good idea Jeet. As a matter of fact, why don’t you spread it over to some of your teammates. They can use the hits more than you can.
ANDY PETTITTE’S FINAL LINE: Andy Pettitte pitched for the Trenton Thunder and his final line looked like this: 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 1BB, 3K. Pettitte was credited with the loss but the numbers aren’t important. Pettitte still feels that his legs are a bit weak so Cashman will have Pettitte pitch 2 or 3 more minor league games before he is called up to the Majors. The question when Pettitte returns; whose spot is he going to take?
WHAT’S NEXT: The Yankees have a day-off tomorrow while they prepare for the Tigers series. Joe Girardi released his rotation for the Tigers series and it looks a little like this:
1. On Friday, Ivan Nova will get the ball and face the Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander.
2. On Saturday, Freddy Garcia (no, they aren’t skipping his turn) will face the Detroit Tigers rookie Drew Smyly.
3. On Sunday, the Yankees ace CC Sabathia will face Max Scherzer.
SIDE NOTE: For all you fans with Brett Gardner in your fantasy leagues, expect him to come off the DL on May 3 during the Kansas City series if everything goes well the next couple of days. Gardner most likely won’t take batting practice until early next week since he doesn’t want to rush the elbow and make things worse.
Posted on April 26, 2012, in Game Reviews and tagged Andy Pettitte, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Derek Jeter, Freddy Garcia, Ivan Nova, Michael Pineda, New York Yankees, Phil hughes. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.