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One more step forward for Vazquez

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Podcast on Jul 11, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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Javier Vazquez said he never thought about a no-hitter last night. He had one until a two-out infield single in the sixth inning, but Vazquez said he never thought about it. How long would he have to go to start thinking about it?

“I haven’t gotten that far yet, so I don’t know,” he said.

At the end of April, there was no reason to consider the no-hitter possibilities. Vazquez wasn’t flirting with milestones, he was having his turn skipped, and the Yankees top pitching addition looked like a bust.

Since the end of May, though, it’s pretty easy to argue Vazquez has been the Yankees second-best starter. The Yankees needed him to bring stability to the back of the rotation, and he’s certainly done that.

“I feel good,” Vazquez said. “Especially the way I started, to get all that behind me and move forward. That’s something I feel good about.”

Here’s Vazquez after last night’s game.

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