He’s BACK!!

~~ Yankees 10, Royals 4 ~~

Yes Nick Swisher was back in the line-up after a week out with a strained hamstring, but I was referring to Phil Hughes. His outings are getting longer and his record is now up to 2-4. Yes I know that doesn’t look great, but today his line was: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 walk and 7 strike outs. The main thing is how long he lasted, that is encouraging to me, looking at him he looked more at ease, more determined and less uncertain. He threw 115 pitches which means he is being smarter about his pitches. He was in KC so he didn’t get an ovation, but I clapped for him in my living room.

Coming into the 3rd inning they were tied, Yankees scored 6 runs, 4 with a grand slam by Robbie. The Swish added a home run of his own. In the 8th inning Alex hit a 3 run home run. Combination of small ball and long ball.

Three runs were charged to Phil, the last a home run so Boone came in to replace him, the last run was in the 9th inning, a nice try for a rally that didn’t happen.

Game over: Yankees win.

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ 😛

We’ve heard this song before

~~ Yankees 6, Royals 2 ~~

What song? The sweet melody of CC Sabathia coming in and stopping a losing skid. After losing to the Royals, their first win at home, Yankees came back strong. CC’s line: 8 IP, 7 hits, 2 runs and 5 strike outs, bringing his record to 4-0. Then David Robertson comes in to close out the game. Not a save situation, but still a scoreless inning.

After two runs in the first inning, the Yankees didn’t score again until the 7th innning. Then they blew it out with 4 runs. In this game every Yankee got a hit except Nix, who was the unfortunate hitter of the fly ball that Mariano tripped trying to get. Speaking of Mariano, he came out and said he will be back. He may want to retire, but he doesn’t want to go out this way.

This is what I think, he is not a young man, that works against him, but he has taken care of himself, he’s not 42 and flabby, he’s 42 and fit. He also appears to not have stressed his system with too much working out or overindulgence in drink or food. That is in his favor. I really hope he can come back, it would be a shame for his career to end this way.

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ 😛