It’s easy to say these are meaningless games. But for Phil Hughes, throwing eight strong innings and showing that he can throw that big hammer curveball for strikes was an important step.
In his own words, Hughes was “pissed off” he hung a curve to Scott Rolen in the eighth inning that cost him a win. But Hughes can now head to Arizona knowing he has pitched very well the last month or so. He is going to be a factor for the Yankees next season, you watch.
Here is Phil talking about his night. The first few questions are from Kim Jones and I asked him a few: