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Yankees postgame: Hughes back in form

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Apr 19, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankee Stadium is filled with fog right now at 12:45 in the morning. The only positive that came out of this 12-inning, 6-2 loss to Arizona was that Phil Hughes came out of the fog, pitching well after two bad starts to start the season.

“You don’t want to let the bad starts snowball,” Hughes said. “I just kind of tried to stop the bleeding. It would’ve been nice to get the win tonight, but I feel like I threw the ball much better. Certainly it was a step in the right direction.”

Hughes gave up two runs and six hits over seven, fanning six and walking none along the way.

“I felt more like myself,” Hughes said. “I was being aggressive, attacking hitters.”

Of course, both runs here had to come on homers. Hughes has allowed at least one homer in 32 of his last 43 starts at Yankee Stadium since 2010 and he has allowed 27 homers in 18 home starts covering 2012 and this young year.

“I’m not going to lose my aggressiveness,” Hughes said. “… What comes along with that, I’m going to give up home runs.”

Francisco Cervelli wasn’t dwelling about his tying homer in the ninth.

“The home run right now doesn’t mean anything because we lost the game,” Cervelli said.

He was dwelling more on the two catcher’s inference calls against him, including one in the four-run 12th.

“They were a little late on the swing and I was too close twice,” Cervelli said.

So the Yankees finished the homestand at 4-2 and headed to Toronto at 8-6.

“You’d sign up for four of six any day of the week,” Brett Gardner said. “We would have liked to have won tonight and got out of town on a better note. But I think we’ve been playing pretty well for the most part.”

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71 Responses to “Yankees postgame: Hughes back in form”

  1. Rich in NJ April 19th, 2013 at 1:11 am

    It’s now obvious that despite what they said, that they rushed him.

  2. Rich in NJ April 19th, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Although there is no evidence of a connection to the bombings, there is some strange stuff going on in Boston tonight, starting with a deadly shooting at MIT.

  3. Rich in NJ April 19th, 2013 at 1:37 am

    The speculation about a connection is growing, but it is just that at this point. The shooting of the MIT policeman was in Watertown. There was also a carjacking. Two suspects are in custody.

  4. Rich in NJ April 19th, 2013 at 1:42 am

    Correction, MIT is not in Watertown, it is in Cambridge.. There were explosions there.

  5. UnKnown April 19th, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Absolute craziness going on in Boston right now!

  6. UnKnown April 19th, 2013 at 2:48 am

    WOW BREAKING Local Fox affiliate in Boston is reporting that a bombing suspect IS in Custody.

    Again Boston.Com taking another run at also saying that one of the bombing suspects is in Custody. Hopefully they are right this time.

    Just nuts. Twitter is obviously on fire all over this. People on the ground and near the scene reporting.

  7. UnKnown April 19th, 2013 at 2:52 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wSlRHJv1nnA

    Straight from the scene. Sounds like a really intense gun shootout.

  8. UnKnown April 19th, 2013 at 3:15 am

    Bombing Suspect #1 is the one they say in custody. The one with the backwards white hat and curly hair is still on the loose. Again only Boston.Com is reporting this. None of the major news sources are going with this yet and the FBI is NOT confirming that the suspect in custody is related to the marathon bombing.

    Boston.com says suspect #1 has been transported to a local hospital. Could be gun shot wounds who knows.

    Again no one confirming any of this but Boston.Com and the local Fox affiliate Fox25.

    Well you guys will all find out more in the morning when you wake up. Trust me this has been crazy coverage. Intense City!!

  9. UnKnown April 19th, 2013 at 3:57 am

    Suspect #1 DOA as of 2:44AM Est.

    So if he is the bombing suspect we won’t be getting any answers from him.

  10. UnKnown April 19th, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Mike Mulugeta – Suspect One
    Sunil Tripathi – Suspect Two (22 year old from Providence, RI and a student at Brown University)

  11. Josh Lueke fan April 19th, 2013 at 4:50 am

    only in boston can a couple guys that decided to kill a few people be called a terrorist. to quote exactly, “a terrorist whose intent is to kill as many people as possible.” yet, when the two of them had the owner of a car they carjacked with them, they allowed him to go free at the gas station. these are just two sick pyschos, not terrorists.

  12. UnKnown April 19th, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Reports of grenades being thrown from the suspects car that they hijacked and that they had another pressure cooker bomb. Sounds like they wanted to pull a few more sick stunts before getting out of town.

    IMO when those photos of those two were released by the FBI they freaked and waited for the sun to go down to try and get a vehicle to get out of the area. Then all this went down. I’m sure more specifics will continue to come out.

    Right now one suspect confirmed dead and one still on the loose. I got to go to bed. See Ya.

  13. RadioKev April 19th, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Josh,

    Show some class.

  14. blake April 19th, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Bostonians keep safe….apparently one nut case is on the loose still

  15. PacoDooley April 19th, 2013 at 7:12 am

    UnKnown April 19th, 2013 at 4:10 am
    Mike Mulugeta – Suspect One
    Sunil Tripathi – Suspect Two (22 year old from Providence, RI and a student at Brown University)

    ———————–

    Boston television reporting that they are Chechen – not sure how this relates to Tripathi who I heard was Indian. The implication is that they are likely to be Islamic terrorists associated with the struggle in Chechnya. You can watch updates at:

    http://livewire.wcvb.com/Event.....n_Marathon

    Seems like there is a lot of possible misinformation out there, so perhaps that report will change as more info comes in.

  16. PacoDooley April 19th, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Josh Lueke fan April 19th, 2013 at 4:50 am
    only in boston can a couple guys that decided to kill a few people be called a terrorist. to quote exactly, “a terrorist whose intent is to kill as many people as possible.” yet, when the two of them had the owner of a car they carjacked with them, they allowed him to go free at the gas station. these are just two sick pyschos, not terrorists.
    ——————————

    Makes no sense – look very likely to be terrorists…

  17. Boston Jim April 19th, 2013 at 7:14 am

    This is crazy

  18. blake April 19th, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I hope this coward is terrified right now and is fearing for his life ….. I hope he feels that as he’s hunted down

  19. upstate kate April 19th, 2013 at 7:26 am

    I know there are a number of posters from the Boston area. Many of us have family and friends in the Boston area. Stay safe, and know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  20. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Morning.

    Even with just a few hits the Yankees almost pulled that one out.

    Just keep winning series.

    That’s a formula for success.

    Great to see Hughes with the quality start.

    Now they need Nova to get back on track.

  21. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Surprising that, so far, the 2 teams that were expected by many to finish at the bottom of the pack are leading the league.

    Strange days indeed.

    Biggest surprises for me at this juncture is the poor starts by Tampa and Toronto.

    Guess Tampa lost quite a bit when Shields and Upton departed.

  22. Doreen April 19th, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I just want to echo upstate kate’s sentiments.

  23. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Greetings Kate and Doreen.

    So good to you both around.

    Reminds me of the “breakfast club”.

    :)

  24. Benny Blanco April 19th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I think we all knew that the jeters rehab would not go smoothly. Again, coming back from ankle surgery is a tough and arduous task considering the fact that he’s 39 years old.

  25. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    edit: “to see”. sorry.

  26. blake April 19th, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I know Randy lives in the area but anyone else be safe ….they’ll catch this guy….he won’t get far and I hope they get him alive.

    As for the Yanks….their Achilles heal this far is LHP….Hughes was good and the pen gave them chances to win it they just didnt get it done…..on to Toronto

  27. Doreen April 19th, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Good morning MTU.

  28. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Blake-

    The “Bandaid Brigade” has certainly exceeded my expectations.

    If I have a concern going forward it is their ability to stay healthy.

    And also whether Nunez is steady enough to be a FT SS ?

  29. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 7:59 am

    How have you been Doreen ?

    It’s nice to be back in Utah after 2 weeks away.

  30. RadioKev April 19th, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I used to live in Central Sq Cambridge where this was going down last night… my ex lived on the same street the suspects lived on… This is unbelievable.

    Hughes was very encouraging last night. They shouldn’t have rushed him, they gave away a couple of wins and starts that Phelps should have made.

  31. RadioKev April 19th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    And you can’t win them all, but I’d say last night was a positive.

  32. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Kev-

    Yes. That has to freak you out.

    I’m afraid Islamic Terrorism is going to be w us for a long time to come.

    And I agree w you about Hughes too. But the Yankees still tend to do some things based on expediency.

  33. upstate kate April 19th, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Hi MTU
    I have been pleasantly surprised by the fill-in guys.
    Phil did pitch well, and at least limited the HR damage to single shots.

  34. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Who thinks the Yankees have a systematic way of of developing their young arms ?

  35. RadioKev April 19th, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Well… we don’t know what these guys’ intentions were. We know they’re Russian, but that’s really it. Supposedly one of them went to high school here.

    You can’t end all violence or terrorism. You can only try and shape the environments around people to discourage violence.

  36. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Kate-

    Hope all is well in your world.

    Always good to see you around these parts.

    Makes me think of Erin and Erica.

    So much fun way back when.

    Hope the 2nd cutest dog is well.

    :)

  37. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Kev-

    If they are Chechen they do not consider themselves Russian.

    They have been fighting to separate from the Motherland for quite some time. Another Jihad.

    The Chechens been giving the Russians fits for years.

    And most Chechens are Muslims.

  38. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Please excuse me while I work on the most important meal of the Day.

  39. blake April 19th, 2013 at 8:23 am

    @fangraphs: FanGraphs: Slade Heathcott & Tyler Austin: Yankees in Making http://t.co/HiC678kNvo

  40. blake April 19th, 2013 at 8:24 am

    My guess is these two nuts are part of a bigger organization

  41. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 8:29 am

    blake-

    If they are Chechen Separatists that would not be surprising.

  42. upstate kate April 19th, 2013 at 8:32 am

    MTU
    The 2nd cutest dog is doing just fine :)

  43. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 8:33 am

    It’s a pity that after thousands of years of Human Existence that we have not realized as of yet that we are really all one People and must share the Planet in peaceful co-existence if we are to survive.

    :(

  44. blake April 19th, 2013 at 8:33 am

    MTU,
    Yes that seems to be the case…..hopefully they can capture him alive and interrogate him….then I could care less what they do with him ….

  45. blake April 19th, 2013 at 8:34 am

    It’s a pity that after thousands of years of Human Existence that we have not realized as of yet that we are really all one People and must share the Planet in peaceful co-existence if we are to survive.”

    Never happen….. Unfortunately

  46. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Can the Aliens please just come down and settle matters for us ?

    We seem incapable of doing it ourselves.

  47. blake April 19th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Do we catch these guys this quickly withou the Patriot Act? Not a political statement….just a question

  48. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Blake-

    We must never give up hope because the alternative is anihilation.

    Stephen Hawking, the great Physicist and thinker, is more pessimistic. He recently stated that Man will have to travel to other planets for the species to survive.

    Guess he does not believe that is possible here on Earth.

    If we take our homicidal ways w us it won’t matter, will it ?

    My take is that we must try to change from within.

    ;)

  49. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 8:39 am

    sp: annihilation

  50. blake April 19th, 2013 at 8:40 am

    “Stephen Hawking, the great Physicist and thinker, is more pessimistic. He recently stated that Man will have to travel to other planets for the species to survive.”

    Like that Matt Damon movie coming out this summer

  51. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Man is the only animal which kills for sport and pleasure.

    What a shame. To have the gifts but to use them so poorly.

    :(

  52. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Blake-

    “The day the Earth stood still” would work for me.

    That would do it.

    ;)

  53. pat April 19th, 2013 at 8:44 am

    If Orthikone is showing this kind of potential for treating multiple ailments, how can the FDA not be all in on it?

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/.....z2QrIUyrzy

  54. blake April 19th, 2013 at 8:45 am

    @YahooNews: Caucasus a breeding ground for terrorism, where Russia has long claimed al Qaida links to insurgents @AP http://t.co/yOoH8J6xBx

  55. blake April 19th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    MTU,

    Maybe krypton could let us borrow one of theirs

  56. pat April 19th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    and shouldn’t the Yankees be organizing a DL field trip to Dusseldorf. It would make a more interesting YES special than Youk making breakfast.

  57. blake April 19th, 2013 at 8:48 am

    @YahooNews: BREAKING: Police rushing around house, guns drawn, in Watertown, Mass.; reports that 3rd person, relative of family, involved

  58. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Blake-

    Or Batman. yes. We need a Superhero to save us from ourselves.

    Are you available Skyfall ?

    ;)

  59. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Pat-

    Once the secret of DNA was discovered it was inevitable that Man would seek out the keys to his own immortality.

    Stem cell therapy and related treatments are leading the way.

    Trouble is Man’s other Nature makes the work dangerous.

  60. blake April 19th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    “Or Batman. yes. We need a Superhero to save us from ourselves.”

    It must feel like a scene from the Dark Knight right now in Boston …..

  61. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    The Chechens are a bad, bad bunch.

    They are extremely violent and in many cases well trained.

    As I said before, they have been giving the Russians fits for years.

  62. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Blake-

    We must find a way to live together in Peace or we are doomed as a People and as a Planet.

    We have been given numerous examples of how and the rules but we have trouble following them.

    :(

  63. blake April 19th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    MTU ,

    You are very wise

  64. Yankee Trader April 19th, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Good morning-

    Sorry I haven’t been around much.

    So the suspects are brothers.

    Blake-

    Thank goodness for the Lord and Taylor surveillance cameras. Incredible job of finding these %#@’&.

    Yankees seem to be resembling the team from last year-rely on the homerun and difficulty manufacturing runs.

    Jeter probably now using a bone stimulator to try and heal this crack in whatever bone was damaged.

  65. blake April 19th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Most of the world can get along with each other…..one or two bad apples try to spoil the whole world…..

  66. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Blake-

    Not really. Just like everyone else. Seeking the light out of the darkness.

    Billy Joel had it right in his song “The River of Dreams”.

    Man has learned little in 2000 yrs.

  67. UnKnown April 19th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Well it looks like some of the immediate information coming out over social media and news sites was wrong last night. Totally wrong names, origin, and ages.

    Some was right. Still going to take some time to figure this all out it obviously.

  68. MTU April 19th, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Proximo hilo —–>

  69. Cashmoney April 19th, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Morning all,

    I did not watch much of the game last night aside from a glance here and there. Yanks are southpaw deficient to put it mildly. like to see a better option than Nix at 3b but unless we can find an offensive utility man who can play ss adequately he is likely to stay which essentially lead to this thought. Where is Ronny and can we call up Adams soon to replace Overbay and see either of them can be more productive than Overbay?

  70. Yankee Trader April 19th, 2013 at 9:04 am

    New Post———>

  71. crorkz matz August 6th, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    reqbns Major thanks for the article.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

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