Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Back To Work

Phil Hughes now knows that everything can turn on one pitch. That knowledge will make him better whether his next start comes in four or six weeks.

Last night was thrilling and disappointing and promising and frustrating. The ride in the Bronx was a buzz and a blast and a break. Many believe the televisions flickered and the radios crackled in the seventh inning.

Hughes commanded the game until he threw a 0-2 curveball to Mark Teixeira with one out in the seventh. He was everything promised and more. A pulled hamstring will delay his future, but nothing can stop him.

I don’t see anything stopping this team either. The rotation is strong even with the injuries: Chien-Ming Wang, Andy Pettitte, Mike Mussina, Kei Igawa, and Darrell Rasner or Matt DeSalvo or maybe Tyler Clippard.

Hughes’ future has been pushed back to June or maybe July, but the Yankees’ future is tonight.

Andy Pettitte goes back to work.


Jessica Lee said...

Dear Todd,
I totally agree with you.Everyone treat Hughes' injury as the end of the world.At this point,we have to take a step back and treat Hughes as No.5 Starter.As long as we have Wang,Pettitte,Mussina,We will be fine.I think I meet you at Pete's blog.This is my blog.Please feel free to visit once a while.I enjoy your blog a lot.


Ben said...

Hughes will be fine. But I don't want to wait six weeks to see him again. I was hoping the Yankees would get out faster (after they had the big lead) so I could see more of him.

Todd Drew said...

Jessica and Ben,
I agree on all counts. I can’t wait to see Hughes again, but 4 to 6 weeks isn’t long. I’m thrilled to have Wang back and Mussina is going today.

Jessica, we have met on Peter Abraham’s Blog. I love your Blog and will list it on mine.