Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Double Dip Of Good Starts

It was a split squad day for the Yankees today, and CC Sabathia and Phil Hughes turned in a pair of matching solid 3-inning outings, both building on their first starts of the spring.  It was a 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K line for CC against the Phillies, and his fastball command was much better than last time out.  Hughes was even better, going for 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K and sitting in the low-90s all day with his fastball, hitting 92-93 with regularity.  His command of his fastball and curveball was much improved from his first start, and Phil gave Joe a good show after Girardi opted to travel to watch Hughes' start rather than CC's.

Add in three relatively clean scoreless innings from Cory Wade, Boone Logan, and Mo (who went 1-2-3 in his spring debut) backing up CC and the Yankees Major League pitching staff put up a fantastic combined performance today- 9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K.  Two weeks in and guys are progressing exactly how you want to see them progress if you're a Yankee fan.