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Vazquez’s bullpen pushed to Tuesday

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on May 23, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Greetings from Citi Field, where it seems like just about everyone would rather be at home watching the “Lost” finale. Fortunately, I never got into that show – I’m more of a “Modern Family” type guy – so there’s no professional resentment here.

During Joe Girardi’s pre-game with the media he mentioned that Javier Vazquez’s bruised right index finger is improving but that the Yankees would have Vazquez throw his between-starts bullpen on Tuesday in Minnesota; originally, Vazquez was going to throw tomorrow before the Yankees boarded their charter flight.

The only reason for the pushback is just to give the finger an extra day of rest, and Girardi said the Yankees are proceeding as though Vazquez will start Thursday’s game. “It’s not TBA,” Girardi said.

Among other topics Girardi covered were Mark Teixeira’s second slump of the season, the concept of interleague play and Curtis Granderson. Working backwards, Girardi said he hadn’t yet heard from Granderson after today’s game but that it seemed as though he was proceeding with the team’s rehab plan. Granderson went 1-for-2 with a walk in a 5-1 loss with the SWB Yankees. He also played in the field for the first time.

As for interleague, Girardi is (generally) a fan but would prefer fewer games and a more balanced schedule. He also wasn’t pleased with the scheduling anomaly that left the Yankees playing nine straight games in NL ballparks last season. “I wasn’t happy with that,” he said.

And, lastly, Teixeira’s latest 1-for-23 slide has left even Girardi a little concerned, though in the manager’s case it’s more about Teixeira’s mental state than his physical ability to bounce back. “You do worry about frustration with your players,” said Girardi.

Take a listen to Girardi’s audio and I’ll be back shortly with a game post for tonight.

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89 Responses to “Vazquez’s bullpen pushed to Tuesday”

  1. john May 23rd, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    what happened to Chad?

  2. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 23rd, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    john May 23rd, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    what happened to Chad?
    *********

    Weekend off

  3. Erin May 23rd, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    where it seems like just about everyone would rather be at home watching the “Lost” finale. Fortunately, I never got into that show – I’m more of a “Modern Family” type guy – so there’s no professional resentment here.

    **************************
    Same here. I LOVE Modern Family. :)

  4. Jeremy May 23rd, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    billy bean
    Yeah because Phil Coke is really better than Mo. LMAO !

    The only thing I miss about Coke were the beautiful homeruns he would give up to left handed batters.

    repost

  5. CR9 May 23rd, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    I love Modern Family too. But also LOST.

  6. Kevin May 23rd, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    24 is better!!

    I like Modern Family as well though

  7. Sam Borden May 23rd, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    John: Chad is alive and well. He just loves “Lost” too much to work tonight.

    (Kidding. He just took the weekend off.)

  8. mick May 23rd, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    # kumbya club, makes you sick!! May 23rd, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    mick

    This blog is crazy into the kumbya, as a Yankees fan, your slammed if you point out bad play or players. You’re called a troll for NOT GOING ALONG WITH lousy play of the team. You’re expected to pretend alls well, even if there’s no hitting, pitching, bad fielding, it’s early in the season alls well! kumbya!!!

  9. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 23rd, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Erin May 23rd, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Same here. I LOVE Modern Family.
    ************

    Me too. But I have to admit, I think The Middle and Cougar Town are actually funnier

  10. CR9 May 23rd, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    24 is the best!!

  11. Sam Borden May 23rd, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    For all who love MF: Would you say that the Yankees are “ridicu-lishess?”

    (I LOVE Phil. Fave character)

  12. CR9 May 23rd, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Erica

    lol @ monkeys!!! How old? There’s nothing I love more than having fun with my nephs!! Mine are 5 and 3!

  13. mick May 23rd, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    # mick May 23rd, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    This place is anti-panic, that’s for sure.
    The vets here like to look at the big picture and the long season, which is true.
    Most of them are screaming at their tvs, don’t let them fool you.

  14. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 23rd, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Not for anything-

    But sitting here and complaining about other people on the board, doesn’t exactly make it a warm and friendlier place.

    Just pointing out that irony

  15. CR9 May 23rd, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Sam

    Is that a reference to this past Wednesdays’ episode? My DVR missed it. Or I made the DVR miss it :lol:

    Phil is the best character!

  16. Tom in N.J. May 23rd, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I miss It’s always Sunny in Philadelphia

  17. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 23rd, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    CR9 May 23rd, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    Erica

    lol @ monkeys!!! How old? There’s nothing I love more than having fun with my nephs!! Mine are 5 and 3!
    **************

    7, 4 and 18 months

    When I arrived today the 4 year old ran up to me with a giant hug, and jumped up with his legs and yelled “monkey hug”.

    I melted instantly!

  18. mick May 23rd, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    speaking of irony…just trying to “iron” things out, if ok with you

  19. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 23rd, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Sam Borden May 23rd, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    For all who love MF: Would you say that the Yankees are “ridicu-lishess?”

    (I LOVE Phil. Fave character)
    ********

    I love Cam!

    Cam: People always say I am an Hawaii person
    Mitchell: Who says that?
    Cam: People. You don’t know them!

  20. willis May 23rd, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Off subject but could someone recommendeda good Little League training/drills dvd?

  21. Sam Borden May 23rd, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    CR: Yup. From this past episode. Phil is imagining doing a family portrait on a giant bed, like in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. His wife says that’s ridiculous and Phil says, “Yeah … ridicu-lishess!”

    He’s unreal.

  22. Erin May 23rd, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Sam Borden May 23rd, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    For all who love MF: Would you say that the Yankees are “ridicu-lishess?”

    (I LOVE Phil. Fave character)

    ***************************

    :lol:

    Phil is awesome. I’ve been looking for reasons to say “ridiculishess” in conversation.

  23. CR9 May 23rd, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Sam

    LOL!!!!!! Oh God, I love that guy!

  24. Erin May 23rd, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Erica – always OPPC – Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 23rd, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Me too. But I have to admit, I think The Middle and Cougar Town are actually funnier

    *****************************
    I don’t like The Middle. Cougar Town is good, but nothing beats MF in that Wednesday night lineup.

  25. JK May 23rd, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    15+ changeups tonight to Teix

  26. miami, FL May 23rd, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Yanks better win tonight, or else …. I will get mad — and they won’t like it.

  27. CR9 May 23rd, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Erica

    Cam is awesome too!! That was a great exchange!!! I died in laughter over that!! Heck, who in that show isnt awesome!

    As for your cousins, how absolutely adorable!!! Monkey Hugs!!!!!

  28. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 23rd, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Erin May 23rd, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    Erica – always OPPC – Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 23rd, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Me too. But I have to admit, I think The Middle and Cougar Town are actually funnier

    *****************************
    I don’t like The Middle. Cougar Town is good, but nothing beats MF in that Wednesday night lineup.
    *************

    How do you not love Brick?

  29. Erin May 23rd, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Erica – always OPPC – Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 23rd, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Cam: People always say I am an Hawaii person
    Mitchell: Who says that?
    Cam: People. You don’t know them!

    **************************
    That was awesome. I love those two.

    I lost it during the “Ave Maria”/pigeon chasing scene in the season finale.

  30. Erin May 23rd, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Erica – always OPPC – Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 23rd, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    How do you not love Brick?

    **************************
    He is cute, I must admit. But I don’t like Patricia Heaton-so that’s pretty much a dealbreaker. LOL I only watched the pilot for Neil Flynn from Scrubs.

  31. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 23rd, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Sam -

    I never watched Lost, not even once. I do love Modern Family a lot!

    kumbaya and mick -

    That is not true – not for all. It’s not either/or.

    It’s not the criticism that gets to people; i believe it is the tone of the criticism and whether it is construction and open to conversation or is it merely trashing and unreasonable? I mean who can deny Teixeira is having trouble? But what drives me (and probably others) nuts is saying things like he was a waste of money. it’s the going over the top with the comments that is upsetting. It is also the “sky is falling” attitude of a lot of people as if they have no clue as to the nature of a season of baseball – how teams can run hot and cold, slumps happen and seasons don’t usually end in May.

  32. erik5656 May 23rd, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    So it was not OK for Pete to talk about springsteen, and other non baseball stuff…

    But it’s OK for Sam to blab about some TV shows some of us might night know or care about?

    let’s not be hypocrites.

  33. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 23rd, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Erica -

    You like Cougar Town?

    I watched the first episode and wasn’t thrilled, but I have to admit I was put off by the name and he concept. I’ve read it’s changed a bit since the first couple of episodes, and it’s not really about being a “cougar” anymore.

    I love “The Middle.” :)

  34. G. Hobbs May 23rd, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    “Among other topics Girardi covered were Mark Teixeira’s second slump of the season……”

    Is it time to admit this is a lost season?

  35. CR9 May 23rd, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    erik56, or shall I call you Pete

    Sorry, pal. I never insult anyone here, but you need to get a life.

    Pete was a self promoter. An arrogant selfish thing. Sam was merely joining in a conversation started by others.

    Also, Sam dont dedicate entire posts to his agenda, whether it be the Pats or Modern Family.

  36. Glad Joe finally mentioned the Tex concern May 23rd, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Finally he’s being honest, Yankees have a problem, a huge 180MM Problem at 1st base and 3rd in the batting order. As far as this being his 2nd slump, when was the 1st one over?

  37. mick May 23rd, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    # mick May 23rd, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    It breaks down into the negative and the positive bloggers. There seems to be no in between.
    Being a fan breeds these mentalities. Combined with everyone thinking they are experts is a toxic brew. Throw in some entitlement and it’s almost beyond repair. It’s a wonder fans of other teams don’t frequent here, that might unite us Yankee fans.

  38. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 23rd, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Doreen – GTLU Stuff & Photos May 23rd, 2010 at 7:00 pm
    Erica -

    You like Cougar Town?

    I watched the first episode and wasn’t thrilled, but I have to admit I was put off by the name and he concept. I’ve read it’s changed a bit since the first couple of episodes, and it’s not really about being a “cougar” anymore.
    *************

    The show has totally changed directions from the pilot. Its hysterical!

  39. Erin May 23rd, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Ledger_Yankees There’s something just wrong about grown men shoving kids aside for balls that get tossed into the stands. It’s just not right.

  40. CR9 May 23rd, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Doreen

    Ive never seen the Middle. Ive watched CougarTown regularly. I think it’s so-so funny. But it’s not something that I’ll be pis-sed off if I miss, like Modern Family.

  41. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 23rd, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Erin May 23rd, 2010 at 6:58 pm
    Erica – always OPPC – Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 23rd, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    How do you not love Brick?

    **************************
    He is cute, I must admit. But I don’t like Patricia Heaton-so that’s pretty much a dealbreaker. LOL I only watched the pilot for Neil Flynn from Scrubs.
    **************

    Patricia Heaton isn’t my favorite either. To me the 3 kids make the show

  42. mick May 23rd, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Sitcoms. We are talking sitcoms. High comedy.

  43. Erin May 23rd, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    CR9 May 23rd, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    Doreen

    Ive never seen the Middle. Ive watched CougarTown regularly. I think it’s so-so funny. But it’s not something that I’ll be pis-sed off if I miss, like Modern Family.

    ****************************
    CR9, you and I have very similiar thoughts on ABC’s Wednesday night lineup. :)

  44. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 23rd, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    So Phil is pitching Tuesday? I guess this means the rotation is still not set up in the right order: CC, AJ, Andy, Javy, Phil….

  45. mick May 23rd, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    how can phil pitch tues on 2 days rest?

  46. Erin May 23rd, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 23rd, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    So Phil is pitching Tuesday? I guess this means the rotation is still not set up in the right order: CC, AJ, Andy, Javy, Phil….

    ************************
    isn’t AJ going on Tuesday?

  47. mick May 23rd, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    make that 3 mon is an off day

  48. Erin May 23rd, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    KenDavidoff #Mets will have a moment of silence for Jose Lima before tonight’s game against the #Yankees.

  49. CR9 May 23rd, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Erin

    LOL! I guess so! But I’ve never seen the Middle, to know if I like it or not. Im not particularly fond of Heaton either.

  50. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 23rd, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Oh, never mind………well, I guess that means I’m seeing CC on 6/1 instead of Phil…………..My father will be happy as long as it’s not Andy, lol

  51. CR9 May 23rd, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    When Erica says “Brick” re: the Middle, is that the cute big-headed kid from a bunch of commercials?

  52. mick May 23rd, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    javy or phil should go 6/1.

  53. Joe from Long Island May 23rd, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Doreen – read your post, above –

    I’ve long maintained that many of those extreme positions are held, not be trolls, but by adolescents who don’t know much about baseball, and the import of the lengthy season, who are trying to be as cool as SportsCenter. Because, that is what a lot of SportsCenter is, trying to be cool, hip, and ahead of the curve, even if they have no idea what they are talking about. Sports Center is all about that, and who can talk the loudest. And they don’t care if they’re wrong, because they figure the attention span of their typical viewer is only as long as the next news cycle.

    Enough. Time to enjoy dinner. Hope you do too.

  54. Jim May 23rd, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Am I the only one who looks forward to the Fake SJ appearing once the game starts?

  55. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 23rd, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Yep, you’re right Mick – it looks like Javy. Eh, I never really care what pitcher is pitching; I just love to go to YS and I have a great time no matter what happens.

  56. Carl May 23rd, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    # Jim May 23rd, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Am I the only one who looks forward to the Fake SJ appearing once the game starts?

    Funny thing about it is, he says the exact opposite of what SJ would say. Same format, same tone. Kinda scary.

  57. mick May 23rd, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    for your sake Phil should go

  58. mick May 23rd, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I could see you as a rowdy fan.

  59. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 23rd, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    CR9 May 23rd, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    When Erica says “Brick” re: the Middle, is that the cute big-headed kid from a bunch of commercials?
    *******

    Yup. He whispers to himself and cracks me up

  60. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 23rd, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I’m definitely not rowdy; I usually go with my father and some of his clients, so rowdy would not work, lol

  61. mick May 23rd, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    you’re rowdy in here.

  62. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 23rd, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I prefer the term spirited, lol

  63. mick May 23rd, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    semantics, like everything else in here..

  64. CR9 May 23rd, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks, Erica! I love that kid. I guess Im going to have to pick the Middle up on DVD when it comes out!!

    Betsy

    You sound a lot like me. I get rowdy on the blog, but at a game, I shut my mouth. Mainly because Im always among the away fans, so I dont want to get whatever group of people Im with into trouble!!

  65. mick May 23rd, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    well..enjoy yourselves…time for NBA and Yanks…keep it civil.

  66. blake May 23rd, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I hope they explain where that polar bear came from tonight.

  67. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 23rd, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    CR, seriously, when I go to a game, I don’t get into it that much. I mean, I cheer when appropriate, but I’m not an active participant…..

  68. Cookie Monster May 23rd, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    This team better win tonight. I am paying a lot of money for these seats and I will be very very angry with a loss.

  69. Hoping CC hits his spots. May 23rd, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    If CC throws 18 or more pitches in the first, he’s not on and it will be a long night!

  70. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 23rd, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    If you’re paying a lot of $$ for the seats and the Yankees lose, you should be happy since you’re paying for Citi Field seats.

    Blake, I really haven’t watched Lost in 3 years, but I follow it on the official website: let’s just say that they will explain exactly what they want to explain. I wouldn’t get my hopes up.

  71. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 23rd, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Cookie Monster May 23rd, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    This team better win tonight. I am paying a lot of money for these seats and I will be very very angry with a loss.

    **************

    Cookie Monster has declared this a “must win”….

    So the Yankees will win :-)

  72. Carl May 23rd, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!!

    I’m out for today. gl Yanks!.

  73. CR9 May 23rd, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Betsy

    Well, I get into it. I get nervous, I bite my nails, but I dont say anything to disrupt other people (again, because Im among the away fans)

  74. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 23rd, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Woo hoo, the weather in Chicago for next week is looking good – sunny almost all days. Yay!

  75. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 23rd, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    CR, I’m much less nervous when I go to a game then when I watch the game at home. The last time I went to an “away” game was my last trip to Chicago; I went to Wrigley Field and ended up having an all-game conversation with some guys sitting next to me. I had a blast!

  76. Evan May 23rd, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    When Tex comes to the plate, they should play “You’re as cold as ice” by Foreigner on the PA.

  77. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 23rd, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Evan May

    That’s funny! :lol:

  78. Vader May 23rd, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Erica…I too love it when Brick whispers to himself, but I don’t know why he does it?

  79. blake May 23rd, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Betsy,

    From earlier…I don’t think I or anyone ever said that Hughes only needs two pitches. Merely that on certain nights and against certain teams he can be successful with just fastball/cutter because those pitches are that good.

    Obviously for him to reach his full potential he needs those other weapons in order to keep them in the hitters minds. Great pitchers have to know how to incorporate plan B when plan A isn’t working….CC and Pettite are great at doing that whereas Burnett never has quite got a hold on how to be consistently successful when plan A (fastball command) isn’t there.

    As I said before, I think the league is starting to adjust to him a little and he will need to adjust back and I feel very confident he will. He’s a really young guy still learning how this whole thing works. Hes been throwing some curves and changeups but hes also still learning when to throw them….having an inexperienced catcher and an inexperienced pitcher learning together can lead to some growing pains.. He’ll be fine I feel very sure.

  80. YankeesFan May 23rd, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Whatever. We aren’t gonna win tonight. Signing CC has been a mistake.

  81. CR9 May 23rd, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Betsy

    That’s awesome! Getting to experience a game at Wrigley and have great conversation to boot!!

    I always manage to find myself near azz hole home fans. I’ll give you an example.

    I went to a Yanks-Rays game in 2008, when the Yanks were already out of it, at 10 games back. I was a few rows directly behind home plate, and every time my friends and I cheered when the Yanks did well, these guys a couple rows behind us got angry and kept yelling ’10 games back.’ We just continued ignoring.

    Carl Pavano got out of a bases loaded nobody out jam, and Alex hit the first “Replay Reviewed HR” in baseball. And after the Alex HR was ruled a HR, these guys left their seat and came towards us mouthing off.

    Well, to defuse the situation, my cop friend called the police, because as a policeman, he cant be getting into an unnecessary altercation.

  82. FBI May 23rd, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I hate people named Brick, Clay, Stone, etc.

  83. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 23rd, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Blake, I’m sorry if I lumped you in with others – my mistake. However, I know that CB and SJ said that as long as the pitches weren’t being hit, then there was no point in going with anything other than #1. I disagreed with that notion. I think Phil should be mixing in all his other pitches even on days he’s got a good FB. Maybe I misunderstood CB, but apparently Phil’s cutter isn’t that good a pitch; it only works well because he has a good FB. If that’s the case, then what his repertoire consists of is a good FB, a nice cutter, an average curve and a change that no one can rate because he just won’t throw it (for that matter, he won’t throw the curve either). Is that the stuff of a potential #1?

    Is Plan A just to throw fastballs? Even the best pitchers in the game don’t get by with just one pitch – even when they’re on. He’s throwing his cutter way too much and his curve not enough……I don’t know what to think of the change except to say that he talked a lot about it and hasn’t shown an inclination to use it much.

    I do think that Moeller needs to catch Phil, mostly because I like the idea of a veteran presence behind the plate.

    We’ll just have to wait and see……..

  84. blake May 23rd, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    “Is Plan A just to throw fastballs? Even the best pitchers in the game don’t get by with just one pitch – even when they’re on. He’s throwing his cutter way too much and his curve not enough……I don’t know what to think of the change except to say that he talked a lot about it and hasn’t shown an inclination to use it much.”

    By Plan A, I meant the main way that a particular pitcher gets hitters out…its different for every pitcher. I think Phil’s cutter is a good pitch on its on but his 4 seamer is what really makes it effective. However, as teams scout him more, the more they will be looking for that cutter. I think he will start to mix in other pitches now that teams seem to be getting to him. These things are to be expected with young pitchers.

  85. JK May 23rd, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Phil Hughes…

    Vs. Boston

    55% fastballs
    29% cutters
    13% curveballs
    3% changeups

    Vs. Mets

    68% fastballs
    23% cutters
    8% curveballs
    1% changeups

    He needs to get that curveball back into the 16-20% zone, reduce the cutter to the teens & get the change up to 5-7%

  86. Tom in N.J. May 23rd, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    :arrow:

  87. JK May 23rd, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Setting up their rotation for this series was so important to the Mets that they are going to use the back end of their rotation against the Phillies who lead their division… LOL

  88. blake May 23rd, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I don’t think he necessarily needs to throw certain pitches a certain percentage of the time…he just needs to learn the appropriate time to the throw the appropriate pitch to each hitter.

  89. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 23rd, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Game thread up :arrow:


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