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Hughes could be facing hitters by the weekend

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 29, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Real quickly, here’s the latest on Phil Hughes.

He threw a 30-pitch bullpen this morning. The first 20 pitches were fastballs. The last 10 were a mix of four fastballs, three changeups and three curveballs. He said everything went as planned, no problems and no pain.

“No news is good news,” he said.

Larry Rothschild said the only thing set in stone is that Hughes will take two days off and throw another bullpen on Wednesday. Hughes said he believes he could throw batting practice this coming weekend in Anaheim.

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39 Responses to “Hughes could be facing hitters by the weekend”

  1. West Coast Yankee Fan May 29th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    What’s on my mind, and I would guess many others, is wondering where we will be if Hughes returns and is still only throwing 90-92. It’s going to be very interesting to see how 2011 plays itself out for Mr. Hughes.

  2. G-C May 29th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Hughes can help us at 90-92.

    Can’t help us at 88-90, which is where he was for most of the spring and April.

    Still, my fingers are crossed that we get the normal, hard-throwing Hughes of 2010 back. My hunch is that we will.

  3. vinslol May 29th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    if he can hit 89 on his two seamer and paint the corners off speed he’d survive on 91ish, but he might have to change his approach

    he needed a way to put guys away anyway, so this might be for the best long term

  4. West Coast Yankee Fan May 29th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Didn’t he average around 94 in 2009 and 93 in 2010? I might be off, I’m doing that from memory.

  5. Wang IS Taiwan May 29th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Not counting on Hughes at all.

  6. NYYROC May 29th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Huuuuuuuughes!!!! Been waiting a long time to write that!!! Good luck Phil!

  7. Jerkface May 29th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Hughes fastball was 92.6 in 2010, he needs to consistently pump the fastball at 92 and it has to have the late life which gives him so many swinging strikes.

  8. mick May 29th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    yawwwwwnnnnn…..

  9. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Scranton takes a 5-4 lead in the 9th inning when Laird pulled an RBI double down the left field line on a 101 MPH fastball off of Aroldis Chapman.

    The Yanks really hammered Chapman today. 1.2 innings, 4 hits, 4 runs (all earned), 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.

  10. mick May 29th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    this place lacks the punch it used to have…..

  11. mick May 29th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    chapman is done.

  12. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Here’s the final box score fors Scranton’s 8-4 win.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_louaaa_1

  13. Joe from Long Island May 29th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Whatever we get from Phil should be considered a bonus, given how the year’s going for him so far. If he can pitch as well as we all have hoped, he would be a great mid-season pick-up.

    And on another note – I’m sure the Reds are thrilled that Brandon Laird pulled that clutch hit on Chapman.

    Shows you how hard it is to predict athletic performance.

  14. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Joe, just watching his pitches, he was constantly at 99-102 MPH and straight as a string. Zero movement

  15. tyanksfan36 May 29th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    GB

    I turned on the Scranton game right as Flores walked the first guy and the next blooped that infield hit in there, I had to shut the window because I didnt want to jinx them. I wonder what is up with Chapman. Isnt he on the major league DL?

  16. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Infield defense for Charleston is really bad. 3 errors in the 7th scores two runs. 5 errors on the day and two from Forer, the relief pitcher. Ugly game.

  17. Joe from Long Island May 29th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Chapman’s FB being straight, as GB reports, is bad news. Kyle Farnsworth syndrome. I don’t know how much action his FB has had in the past, but straight FBs get hit very hard in the show. Again, you can’t get seduced by the radar gun.

    We’ll see over time what shakes down with Chapman. He may still turn out to be very good. Just not now.

    I’d love to know why the Yanks passed on him. Just to know the thought process.

  18. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    TY, not sure if he’s on a rehab assignment or not, but he was walking everybody in Cinncinati. He hasn’t been good this year.

    Just looked it up, and you’re correct..DL for shoulder inflammation. Good call, TY

  19. tyanksfan36 May 29th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    GB

    In the last game that Marshall pitched in Tampa, this past Tuesday, the TY had 5 errors, Neil Medchill dropped a ball which would have been the last out which allowed the go ahead runs to score.
    These were the errors:
    E: Ibarra, W 2 (4, fielding, fielding), Murton (9, throw), Medchill (1, fielding), Castro, K (2, fielding).

    the Miracle also committed 2 errors. Oddly enough on Monday when we all needed errors on our baseball bingo cards, neither team made any. Thats baseball.

    The SWB Yankees apparently have great defense as the guy on the radio feed said they didnt commit an error the whole series.

  20. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I have to think that passing on Chapman involved more than money, Joe. May have had to do with the agent dispute or other issues.

  21. Jerkface May 29th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Chapman is raw, and the Reds brought him up to the big leagues despite not great performance in the minors. He might have the best stride/arm action/whatever you want out of a pitcher but without control it might as well be butts

  22. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I think that Scranton leads the IL in fielding and fewest errors. That outfield also leads in outfield assists with nearly 20.

  23. Joe from Long Island May 29th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    GB, I remembered that Cash brought Chapman and his agent to a game at the Stadium, in a luxury box, and then, after that, they shut off all contact/interest in him. I wondered if he stole the silverware.

  24. Pat M. May 29th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    GB…Happy Memorial Day probably isn’t the proper expression, however I was thinking about you and some of my friends who served in Nam….

  25. Jerkface May 29th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    GB, I remembered that Cash brought Chapman and his agent to a game at the Stadium, in a luxury box, and then, after that, they shut off all contact/interest in him. I wondered if he stole the silverware.

    Likely saw the amount of work it would take to make Chapman viable at the big league level and weren’t willing to drop a major league deal on him.

  26. tyanksfan36 May 29th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    GB

    I put up 4 videos from the 5/24 TY game up on my blog. Ill work on adding some more later tonight.

  27. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Charleston loses 4-3 to Savannah.

    Here’s the final box.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....x_savafx_1

  28. michaels07 May 29th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    we can use him in the Bull Pen when ready.

  29. cs in la May 29th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Didn’t they just put HUghes on the 60 Day DL? Retroactive, but when is he eligible?

  30. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Thanks for the thoughts, Pat. It’s much appreciated by me and I’ll pass on the thoughts to my friends. That’s all anybody ever expected from anyone…appreciation for a job well down.

    Well, that and the great money.

    Seriously, your words mean everything. It is our pleasure to serve.

  31. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    joe, something had to have been said or done to pass on Chapman that fast. I know that they first were talking $30 mil on a MLB contract and that was ridiculous to even mention that. He came in like Chamberlain did in ’07, so, I guess it’s a wait and see for a boatload of money.

  32. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    TY, thanks. I’ll be looking at them a little later after I eat. Right now, “Killer’s” taking me for a walk. I think he wants his girlfriends to meeet his pet man. This could be an all night thing.

  33. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    TY, can you post a link to your site. Your SN isn’t lighting up. Thanks

  34. JCPD May 29th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    GB………….On this Memorial Day weekend, I give my heartfelt thanks to all the families that lost a loved one giving the ultimate sacrifice of their life, while defending this great country. And of course to all those that continue to serve and protect our freedoms. Thanks for everything GB!!!

  35. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks, JC. I appreciate that. It was our pleasure to represent this country and people in helping to do what was needed. Your thanks rates right up there with the people that got to vote in the first free elections in Iraq.

  36. tyanksfan36 May 29th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    GB

    I dont want to post the link on here. Ill have someone email it to you.

  37. tyanksfan36 May 29th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    GB

    I am uploading the rest of the videos which should be up by the end of the night. Youtube takes forever.

  38. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    OK, thank you TY. Much appreciated.

  39. Ace May 30th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    U always hear about 24 yr olds that lose their fastball. The thing is once u lose it does it ever come back? The Yankees really have to think about how they train their young pitchers. Because they’ve shudder on Hughes n joba

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