Sunday, July 28, 2013
Alfonso Soriano Walks Off!
Phil Hughes pitching badly will be on the backburner, but he didn't help his trade value after the start. Hughes was given a 3-0 lead early and gave it all back on two Wil Myers home runs. The first home run was a three-run shot and the second one came with nobody out in the fifth inning. Hughes would be removed after walking the very next batter. Hughes' line was 4 IP, 9 H, 5R/ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HR. Those are frightening numbers for Hughes who was pitching better of late. It seems like whenever Hughes is given run support he doesn't know how to pitch but when it's a scoreless game he holds down the opposition. Luckily for the Yankees, this may have been his last start with the team. The Yankees are surely looking for a team that wants to take him as a half season rental. However, if I'm an opposing team I would have to be almost receiving him as a gift to find any value in Hughes. Therefore if I'm the Yankees, he is more valuable to my team for the rest of the year as opposed as almost giving him away for half a season.
The Yankees will enjoy a day off tomorrow in Los Angeles before entering Dodger Stadium for a mini series against the red hot Dodgers. On Tuesday, a struggling Andy Pettitte will match up against the recently surging Dodgers offense while Zach Grienke will pitch against the Yankees. Grienke has not pitched well against the Yankees in his career which should bode well for the Bombers coming off this thrilling win against the Rays.