Everyone looks ahead on September Eve.
The final month of the season is about big games and pennant races and getting to October. It starts tonight with Phil Hughes.
The youngest member of the rotation got a good look at how veteran starters work. Andy Pettitte, Roger Clemens and Chien-Ming Wang gave the team everything it needed against Boston. Hughes will try to do the same against Tampa Bay.
“The kid gets to learn from the best,” Javier said. “He has the talent and if he uses it like the big boys he’ll be a winner.”
He came out of the Stadium to a long “Huuuughes” chant yesterday. He will hear more tonight.
“Everyone looks forward to his starts,” Javier continued. “The kid is capable of anything so you get geared up for something special.”
Everything about baseball is special on September Eve.