It’s raining in Trenton and the game is delayed. But Phil Hughes is done for the day.
4 innings, 2 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts against Binghamton. Word is that he threw 58 pitches then a few more in the bullpen.
My understanding is that Phil Franchise will start for Scranton on Monday against Charlotte. He would go up to 80 pitches then.
UPDATE, 6:02 p.m.: The Yankees just confirmed that Karstens will pitch for Scranton on Sunday and Hughes on Monday.
Does that mean he joins the Yankees on July 28? Brian Cashman won’t say. Roger Clemens would be scheduled to pitch that day. Perhaps Hughes could pitch the completion of the suspended game in Baltimore on June 27 then take Igawa’s spot in the rotation.
Once the Yankees reveal their plan (which won’t be today) we’ll let you know.