Two out of three against Halladay, Burnett and McGowan is a good way to start the season. Worry not about the offense. They’ve been playing in what were essentially winter-like temperatures for the last two nights.
Speaking as somebody who was against the idea of trading Phil Hughes, it was nice to see him pitch well in his first game.
He’s 21 and starting the third game of the season for the Yankees. This is a pitcher who could be very good for a decade or more. As great as Johan Santana is, Hughes is a player you build around.
Now come those kings of March, the mighty Rays.