"It’s a difficult feeling. I don’t feel like I’m bringing anything to the team right now, and that’s a tough thing to deal with.... It’s kind of a helpless feeling.” (Hughes after today's outing)
I'll give Hughes credit. At least he isn't coming out giving the textbook BS pitcher responses when asked about how bad he's been to start the season. But the fact is he has no velocity, he and the team have no clue why that is, and he hasn't given his team a chance to win in either of his starts. Not what the Yankees were looking for at all from their 3rd starter in a year that he was expected to be one of the certainties.
Perhaps the only pitcher worse than Hughes has been Boone Logan. Check these numbers:
1.1 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 ER, 13.50 ERA, 5.25 WHIP, and lefties were hitting 1.000 against him until he got Ellsbury out to end the 7th today.
Holy piss, that's bad! Steve Garrison could be up in the show any day now with those kind of results.
P.S.- Bartolo Colon was a BOSS today. Worked Boston to death with that 2-seamer.
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