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Yankees drop one against Baltimore

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 01, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Even one of Phil Hughes’ best starts of the season wasn’t good enough for the Yankees to win. With limited offensive support, Hughes took his fourth loss in five starts as the Orioles beat the Yankees 7-1 at Yankee Stadium. Hughes set a season-high with 5.2 innings pitched and a season-low with four hits allowed. He struck out six and walked one, but the result was all too familiar. A solo homer in the second and a two-run shot in the third did all of the Orioles damage until Boone Logan replaced Hughes in the sixth inning and gave up two straight two-out hits before Eduardo Nunez misplayed a fly ball for a pair of unearned Orioles insurance runs. The Yankees only run came on Curtis Granderson’s ninth home run of the season.

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97 Responses to “Yankees drop one against Baltimore”

  1. Rich in NJ May 1st, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I hope this start convinces them that Hughes has to continue to start somewhere, and that it would be a waste of talent to put him in the pen.

  2. j9d May 1st, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Rich in NJ you are right. He looked much crisper tonight. Not fixed by any means but he deserves to keep starting – possibly in mL – to see what is there, if anything.

  3. Game of Inches May 1st, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Just a pathetic display all around.

    Regardless of Hughes’ “improvement”, he still needs to be sent down & get his act together. He has the talent.

    Never happen though – he’s the 2012 version of AJ right now

  4. MTU May 1st, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Rich-

    There’s 4 guys for 2 spots.

    Really it’s 3 guys for 1 spot.

    Hughes, Phelps, and Mitchell.

    Winner takes all.

  5. superSwishion May 1st, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Unknown, no. A guy who wouldnt tolerate Hughes, wouldnt tolerate fat Jobber’s antics, wouldve looked at Pineda’s 1st half of 2011 compared to 2nd half of 2011 and had the brains to think something was wrong.

  6. blake May 1st, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I think he’ll stay until Andy comes back at least….and he was better tonight…he’s still going to have to figure out a way to get hitters out quicker….he just throws too many pitches.

    I don’t think they’ll send him to the minors though if they decide to take him out of the rotation even though I’d like to see it….he’d still be an awesome short reliever IMO coming in a pumping 95 with that plus fastball….I think they’ll try to get value out of him in that role if it’s not in the rotation.

  7. superSwishion May 1st, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    We have a decent rotation, IF Andy comes back and pitches well. CC, Kuroda, Nova, Andy. Not so bad.

  8. yankfan May 1st, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    another cashman bust performance on display today

    phil hughes? BUST
    the farm system is sooo bad, they have to repeatedly trot out nunez to embarrass the team….what a joke, Nunes = bust
    no IF prospects in the farm = bust

    fire cashman

  9. j9d May 1st, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    He doesn’t need to start in MLB…he needs to keep starting to see if there is any there there. Won’t take that long to figure out.

  10. superSwishion May 1st, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    The worst part about our revolving DH is constantly seeing Nunez in there. Guy’s a no talent version of Cano. At least Cano has the most talent in all of baseball, offensively and defensively, he just doesnt get it 100% of the time.

  11. Bo knows May 1st, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Bo – Cashman is the leader of the trash brigade

    ————

    I don’t waste time on scum suckers. I think your swill is calling. Cheap trash

  12. UnKnown May 1st, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    superSwishion May 1st, 2012 at 10:15 pm
    Unknown, no. A guy who wouldnt tolerate Hughes, wouldnt tolerate fat Jobber’s antics, wouldve looked at Pineda’s 1st half of 2011 compared to 2nd half of 2011 and had the brains to think something was wrong.

    ——

    Wrong he said that the trade was a no brainer to make. Huge proponent of the deal. Nice try though

  13. Rich in NJ May 1st, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    MTU

    The mL is, or should be, an option.

  14. MTU May 1st, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Rich-

    Yes, but would it be ?

  15. superSwishion May 1st, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Unknown, of course he was a proponent of the trade. So was I. He doesnt work for a league office, so its not his job to research stats. On the face, it was a good trade. When you delve into stats and learn about his dropoff in the 2nd half last year, its not.

  16. superSwishion May 1st, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Cashman is the leader of the trash brigade! When’s Vazquez coming for another go around? Proctor? Nick Johnson? His collection of 2 bit talent is known as the Brian Cashman All Stars.

  17. superSwishion May 1st, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    And no, 2 bit talent refers to the Nunies, Johnsons, Proctors of the world. Not the Alexs, Jeters, etc.

  18. JobaTipsHisCap May 1st, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    win tomorrow to win the series

  19. Rich in NJ May 1st, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    MTU

    It should be…

  20. bruceb May 1st, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    When you snap a 12-game losing streak for Brian Matusz and a 0-28 slump for Nick “DL” Johnson then you know you’ve had a really bad night. Not too many positives to take from this game.

  21. ctyankeefan. May 1st, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Just ignore Cash brough in Granderson, CC, Swisher, Teix ( MVP caliber year when we won the WS), most of the great bullpen we have. He did also resign Jeter, Pettite, Mo too.

  22. Against All Odds May 1st, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    No one is ignoring the good moves he has made

  23. Rich in NJ May 1st, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    “No one is ignoring the good moves he has made”

    He’s not a terrible GM, but it’s time for a fresh set of eyes.

  24. mick May 1st, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Phi pitched like a reliever tonight. Could be ironic.
    One more shot in KC Sunday.
    Then it’s Andy …
    …for phil or phel

  25. mick May 1st, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    girardi dictates more than cash.

  26. blake May 1st, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    “Not too many positives to take from this game.”

    Jeter back at .400 , Mitchell got his feet wet…..nobody died….

  27. Rich in NJ May 1st, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    “Phi pitched like a reliever tonight. Could be ironic.”

    Simplifying your approach is not the same as pitching as a reliever.

  28. mick May 1st, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Simplifying your approach is not the same as pitching as a reliever.
    ===========================
    he pitched more like a reliever mentality with an urgency

  29. mick May 1st, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    yanks flat out lost tonite, can’t pin it on nunez

  30. Rich in NJ May 1st, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    “he pitched more like a reliever mentality with an urgency”

    That’s more rhetoric than substance.

  31. GhettoBlaster May 1st, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    NUNEZ IS BASICALLY CERVELLI.

    CAN’T HIT OR FIELD. FOR SOME REASON THE YANKEES LOVE HIM.

  32. mick May 1st, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    not a hit from 4-9
    won’t see much more of nunez in lf, martin at dh, alex bunting…

  33. mick May 1st, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    That’s more rhetoric than substance.
    =============
    another opinion

  34. mick May 1st, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    phil was aggressive , worked fast, good step but he’s still sloppy

  35. J. Alfred Prufrock May 1st, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    ‘cesa esque.

  36. J. Alfred Prufrock May 1st, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    DJ interview

  37. RadioKev May 1st, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    For some reason, I think after every single loss this season we’ll see Cashman trolls posting here. I should make a point not to read these immediate post-game threads.

  38. Rich in NJ May 1st, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    “another opinion”

    Well, yeah, but what are we talking about. A 26 year old who has only pitched more than 86 innings as a starter one time since 2007, who has a plus FB for the first time in two years and tonight he had a serviceable curve.

    The Yankees have a ton of relievers, but their rotation is in flux, even with Pettitte, who was hurt about once a season in recent years even when he wasn’t 40. Now add to that that he hasn’t pitched in a year.

    So I don’t see how putting Hughes in the pen is anything but a waste of precious assets.

  39. Yank 97 May 1st, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Tex might turn out to be an awful contract for Cashman. Does he really get credit for CC? For giving him a sales pitch that brought him here perhaps, but not for identifying him as a target.

    Anyway, all good he did was negated when he felt it was wise to trade a young Manny for a project pitcher. By his own admission, he didn’t even view Pineda as a #2 yet, he said he could be that if he fulfills his development in the future. The fact that he was so oblivious to the future needs of the club kicks him down several notches.

  40. MTU May 1st, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Have a good rest of your evening.

    Big hike tomorrow. Time to turn in.

    I want to see some Novatude for the series win.

    ;)

  41. mick May 1st, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    If all goes well, it’s between Phil and Phelps for the #5.
    That’s a given.

  42. mick May 1st, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    If Phelps does well in next 2 starts why not send Phil down to work on things?
    No doubt , if he improves he will be recalled.

  43. mick May 1st, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    if not for the loss of lin, knicks would be better off without amare

  44. J. Alfred Prufrock May 1st, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Anyway, all good he did was negated when he felt it was wise to trade a young Manny for a project pitcher.
    ///

    97, I agree. Who cares about the rest when you consider the enormity of the error. No smart GM makes this trade. He is not smart.

  45. J. Alfred Prufrock May 1st, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Where is luis??

  46. Rich in NJ May 1st, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    There’s a rational discussion that can be had about the costs and benefits of Cashmans track record. The problem is that some people post insane stuff which really has the opposite of the intended effect.

  47. mick May 1st, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    97, I agree. Who cares about the rest when you consider the enormity of the error. No smart GM makes this trade. He is not smart.
    =======================
    can’t help but think girardi was a driving force behind the deal

  48. the new avenger May 1st, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    i am concerned that the yankees never gave hughes a fair chance to start consistently…. its only been six years…. option him down and let someone better tutor him— someone from old-timers day

  49. igotid88 May 1st, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    UnKnown May 1st, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    igotid88 May 1st, 2012 at 9:18 pm
    Should had let Hughes finish the inning. Pitched much better than the boxscore suggest.

    ——

    Hughes doesn’t get the benefit of finishing an inning. Going to Logan was the right move it just didn’t work out. Still would only by 4-1 if not for the Great Eduardo Show.
    ————————————————

    He wasn’t getting hit hard. So he could have been given a chance to even if might have been the right move to bring a lefty in.

  50. J. Alfred Prufrock May 1st, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    mick,

    That seems fairly obvious.

  51. igotid88 May 1st, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock May 1st, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    Igotid88,

    Are you there tonight??
    ——————————

    Yes I was. Probably could see a glimpse of me on the Curtis homerun. Sitting in the bleachers

  52. J. Alfred Prufrock May 1st, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Igotid,

    Did you go? I thought about it, but was too tired.

  53. J. Alfred Prufrock May 1st, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks. Your streak is kaput? :(

  54. Rich in NJ May 1st, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I don’t think Girardi was the driving force.

  55. mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    That seems fairly obvious.
    ==================
    people are railng about cash’ role in the deal but girardi and hal are all in.

  56. mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    looks like the 7 seed was the bad one…6 or 8 would have been much better.

  57. superSwishion May 1st, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I feel bad for Amar’e, but we would be better off without him. D’Antoni killed him last year.

  58. mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    amare cant defend or rebound or handle, very limited player

  59. Yank 97 May 1st, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    mick,

    As usual, they had 3 results possible and they ended up in the worst situation by far. They let up so many times against bad teams or they would have been the 6th. Even as recently as losing to Cleveland 2 weeks ago, they win that game, they are the 6th. And once they realized the 6th was too far out of reach, they should have rested guys and took the foot off the gas to draw 8.

    It is just their luck though. Thank god for the Giants, Yankees, and Rangers.

  60. mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    but amare did hit the glass last night.

  61. CTYankee96 May 1st, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Limited offense? That’s an understatement!

  62. mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    they took their foot off the gas against cleve.
    that was their ticket to #6 and the pacers.
    they still would have gotten the heat in the next rd.

  63. mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    the celts will play the heat in the finals.

  64. superSwishion May 1st, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    I pray that doesnt happen, Ill hope the Bulls turn this around. They played without DRose all year long.

    Amar’e was killed by D’Antoni last year.

  65. mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    stat has no game, nash made him

  66. igotid88 May 1st, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock May 1st, 2012 at 11:02 pm
    Thanks. Your streak is kaput?
    —————————-

    But at least I turned CC’s season around. I was at his start against the Twins where the great diving catch by Gardner saved his game. And CC pitched well from then on. There were more positives than negatives in this game for Hughes though. It’s on Girardi that Hughes didn’t go the full 6. He wasn’t getting hit hard. He was throwing more offspeed. 6ks They hit .235 off him tonight. Unfortunately hr are a runs. The 4th run unfortunately was charged to him even though it took 2 more hits after he was taken out for it to happen. This game is gonna be based more on perception though.

  67. mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    the lakers or spurs will beat the celts or heat.

  68. Against All Odds May 1st, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    If Nash made Amare why was he an MVP candidate before the Melo trade? If Nash made Amare how come he was playing great with Felton and then Lin?

  69. mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    because felton and lin played pick n roll like nash.
    thats all amare is good for.

  70. mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    amare knows they are better off w/out him and melo on the floor
    subconsciously he hit the glass to help the team

  71. BD (Boston Dave) May 1st, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Lakers won’t make it past OKC

  72. igotid88 May 1st, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Why was the Nunez play called an error when I’ve seen easier plays called hits?

  73. mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    bynum is the key.

  74. Rich in NJ May 1st, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    This is absurd. You make it seem like dominating in the pick and roll is easy. It’s not.

    Amare is a shell, physically, of the player he once was, and now he has become an idiot as well.

  75. mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    spurs are the team to beat.

  76. Against All Odds May 1st, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    No they aren’t

  77. mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    when you can’t put the ball on the floor and all you can do is dunk what type of a player are you?

  78. mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    parker is playing out of his mind.

  79. superSwishion May 1st, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    So I guess the Red Sox have another stud pitcher coming up, Aaron Cook…

  80. Rich in NJ May 1st, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    “when you can’t put the ball on the floor and all you can do is dunk what type of a player are you?”

    And how many 6’10″ players have the mobility to make a quick first step to the hole, and then jump quicker than even the help defender?

  81. sammiejohnson May 1st, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    when you can’t put the ball on the floor and all you can do is dunk what type of a player are you?

    ____________________

    Shaquille O’Neal?

  82. BD (Boston Dave) May 1st, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Today was the deadline for the Sawx calling Cook up or he could become a FA.

  83. mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    at least shaq could pass the ball

  84. Rich in NJ May 1st, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    At least? He was a top 50 all-time player.

  85. mick May 1st, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    No they aren’t
    ==========
    The Heat are?

  86. theREALkevin May 1st, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Getting tired of these stupid national TV games robbing the Yanks of home day games. Argh. They almost always hit in home day games….

  87. Against All Odds May 1st, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    The heat then probably okc. Everyone would be shocked if they didn’t meet in the finals

  88. BD (Boston Dave) May 1st, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Now that Rose is out, it’s Miami as a HUGE favorite

    but nobody would be shocked if it’s OKC, or the Spurs and if Bynum is a beast the Lakers.

  89. BD (Boston Dave) May 1st, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Shaq was pretty unstoppable for a while.

  90. BD (Boston Dave) May 1st, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    So what’s the o/u on when Hughes is optioned down?

  91. UnKnown May 1st, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    9,972 that was the attendance at the Trop tonight.

    Why in the world has Bud not moved that team. That’s pathetic. Even Montero couldn’t put those Florida butts in the seats tonight.

  92. UnKnown May 1st, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) May 1st, 2012 at 11:54 pm
    So what’s the o/u on when Hughes is optioned down?

    ——–

    I hope they don’t do that. He can be a nice piece out of the pen.

  93. LGY May 2nd, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Amare can still be a very effective and efficient offensive player. The problem is that he’s flanked by players with duplicative talents.

    STAT is at his best as the #1 option in any offense but Melo has taken that away from him. And of course in the pick and roll but Tyson is the primary roller now.

  94. Rich in NJ May 2nd, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Amare is better offensively as a 5, but at this point, I can’t stand him.

  95. igotid88 May 2nd, 2012 at 1:03 am

    UnKnown May 1st, 2012 at 11:57 pm
    BD (Boston Dave) May 1st, 2012 at 11:54 pm
    So what’s the o/u on when Hughes is optioned down?

    ——–

    I hope they don’t do that. He can be a nice piece out of the pen.
    —————————

    If he’s in the pen he needs to be the long man to be stretched out.

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