Calling Phil Hughes, calling Phil Hughes.
The Yanks need ya, Hoss.
Go git ‘em, boys.
Feliciano being hurt and missing a lot of the 2011 season is not going to hurt the Yankees.
If Phil Hughes is hurt . . . uh-oh. I really hope he shows some solid velocity and movement tonight on the fastball. Is it warm in NYC? That would make me feel better (fastball speed goes up with temperature).
 It is warmish, 62
Hey, the Yankees are on up here tonight, YES feed. On that note, I forgot just how much the sound of Michael Kay's voice hurts my brain.
Hughes looks like he's still throwing batting practice fastballs. Grrr..
Making it worse is Kay's pitch-by-pitch velocity recap ("hey, there was a 92 MPH fastball!!").
OK, if that awful AB by Jeter doesn't bring out the banter, nothing will. I'll check back later.
 It just means OYF wasn't near a tv or computer ...
No, you ignorant twats, Greg Maddux *didn't* throw "upper 80's" when he was "Greg FUCKING Maddux".
If Phil Hughes is going to throw 89-90 for the rest of his career ... it's going to be a very, VERY short one.
 hahaHA , it was terrible!
Well so far his fastball is in the 90s consistently ... If that continues it's a good sign. Oops there's an 89 mph right as I type this
Oooooooh, the "Bat Flip of Disdain!!!"
 It looks like he has a little more life, but he's still getting away with pretty weak stuff. At least he seems to be spotting better.
I must say that I enjoy this game-over-in-two-hours pace.
 Don't tempt the wordpress gods!
No, don't be fooled, Phil.
They're just saying BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOghes.
The Yankees' brass should order their announcers to bury the ol' Feliciano was abused meme. Cashman only looks more like a fool whenever its brought up.
Hm. Oddly the 88 mph heater just doesn't seem to be cutting it this inning.
 Don't even get me started on the FUCKING WordPress today.
Quickly and quietly.
Pull Hughes early, Joe.
The good (?) news, Phil's 3 ER in 3 IP lowers his ERA.
 I don't think he needs to go to AAA. He needs a couple weeks on the DL.
I have OYF in my blood on this subject.
He has his flesh turned to glue, I have mine.
Do NOT stand between me and my prey, MP, else I shall not slay thee in thy turn, but bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shrivelled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye.
Just sayin' ...
 Is the Lidless Eye on the DL?
No, you stupid cunt Kay, Colon is not *JUST GETTING WORK*.
Hughes has less than SHIT.
Is that hard to understand?!?!?!?
 Not anymore.
Witness the flayin' ...
Whatever, we're fucked tonite.
Well, MP, I sure hope you like your baby-raping profanities, because it's just you and me, baby, you and me!
Alex just shit the fucking pooch on that throw.'
FUCK YOU Alex.
Wow, the Yanks look like they are sleepwalking through this one.
 You have much too much sensible about yourself, sir ...
On the bright side, I think Phil Hughes's ERA went down today. I'm such an optimist.
Let's start small boys: try to get more hits than errors. Baby steps.
 Yep. Silver lining. Lemonade. Half full. That sort of thing.
More hits than errors AND as many runs as errors!!
God, it was 2-0 last I checked! Now it's FIVE?
How long can this go on with Phil?
 Today, not at all. He's gone.
More generally? I sure hope they do something soon.
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Sigh. And the inning started so promising.
 according to the radio broadcast, 2 more starts
*THAT* was strike 3.
Not that it mattered ...
I think after this start, one more tops. I mean the whole team acts like the game is over when he's on the mound, what's the point?
Umm...so I take it Phil Hughes' velocity still hasn't shown up?
 And---mind you, I normally don't pay much attention to such things---you can see on his face that he's confused. Even in the first couple of innings when he got a couple of Ks, he looked unhappy. He knows he's missing spots and missing velocity.
Late to the party..I'm sensing some "frustration" in the game thread..is Philthy Phil completing his transformatino into Phrilly Phil?
 Well, Michael Kay did get really, really exited when he touched 92 on the gun in the first inning. If that's what you mean by "showed up," then yes. Otherwise, no not really.
OK, so I think I'm on the start-Colon-send-Hughes-to-the-DH bandwagon.
 92 is not what I had in mind.
Uh, boy. I wonder what's wrong.
His velocity was better at first. I think that lasted two innings when he was 91, 92 consistently. Maybe he was just throwing as hard as he possibly could at the beginning.
Colon seems good enough, they ought to give Phil (and us) a break.
Russell Coltrane Martin..where have you been all my life?
 Heehee! You think Phil can hit better than Jorgie?
Unfortunately, so far this season...
btw Whose idea was it to change the Orioles' color from orange to .. whatever the **** it is now
some ground balls get through, others don't.
I'd like to see a walk, then a grande salami
Re: Hughes, Keith Law said today that Banuelos is "ready" now. His pitches are already developed and every throw in the minors is one you don't get in the majors...so, maybe he comes up at the ASG?
with a little bit o luck...NICE
Dinking and dunking 'em to death.
MAN, A Rod, that first pitch was meaty.
A Rod came out of his shoes there
Hey, got the RBI at least.
 He just went on the DL (http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/2011/04/betances-hits-the-dl-only-expected-to-miss-one-start-28563)
But it doesn't seem serious. If Hughes is still pitching this poorly, there is no way they should wait until the ASG.
 ...beaty, big and bouncy.
stop that, you Sell Out.
Colon looks like he lost some weight..relatively speaking..
Swisher missing some good pitches.
way to work the bb!
yikes, that was shot.
So glad we signed Curtis to that $142 million deal!! :)
Two feet short..let's hope they get those two runs in now.
Good job, Russ.
SOme nice fielding there.
So Wieters' throw tailed a bit...
Man, Gardner looks overmatched.
Nice-ish play by Jeter.
Looked safe on first view.
Nope...he never touched the plate.
An assist for Joba's bulk!
 Of course, I am not convinced that a fielder should be able basically to run up and shove a runner away from the bag/plate, and I am certain that I don't want my pitcher blocking the plate!
Well, in the air at least....
That swing from Swisher was booty..
I was thinking the other day, that though I like Swisher, he's not what I'd call "clutch".
I thought he got too much air under it, but I was wrong.
Holy shit, Jorge!
Jorgie seems to be taking to DHing well.
 I think I've made that mistake about Jorge dingers more than any other player
ugly looking bunt
I just checked in on gameday while I watch the Sabres (ducking).
And I saw that little blew dot that said in play/runs. And it was right down the pipe.
Jeter wins this one with two outs.
I grudgingly came around to Gardner last year but I am ready to jump off the bandwagon right about now. Even if he doesn't make an out here, yes
 Or not.
"Derek Jeter's never ... been hit ... with a pie."
What a douche
Free baseball, thanks to Jorgie.
Think the league has figured out that Gardner will take the first two strikes?
Geez. That's just sad.
does martin not know how to bunt? that was pathetic. and once you see that a guy can't bunt, call the bunt off.
 There is a difference between being a Fan and being delusional.
Twice this game we had man on 2nd, no out, and left him there.
 I really like Gardner, and I really, really like the idea of Brett Gardner (organizational guy who does good, more interesting than bland veteran FA, high OBP, etc).
That said, given his career trajectory, we may have already seen his peak and it is almost a given that he will have a short career as a productive, starting player.
He'll come around before the season is done, but he is most certainly not the future.
 I was surprised by how bad he looked bunting, especially given he's from the NL yada-yada. But then, I guess catchers don't bunt much in the NL?
 I thought everyone was supposed to bunt in the NL.
OK, PR for Teix?
Wow..and to think A-Rod used to be a "choker"!
A-Rod looks unstoppably dangerous up there. Yowzers!
 In theory. But then in theory communism works. In theory.
More seriously, I guess the #8 hitter isn't called on to bunt very often in the NL. Of course, Martin has not always been a #8 hitter.
O frabjous day!
A Rod's demeanor at the plate in these situations is like night and day from years past. I mean it's been like that for a while now
Word! Ye ol'' walk off sac fly. Cack. i'll take it.
Swish was clutch there.
interesting strategy by showalter. lefty lefty makes some sense, but pitch to swisher?
Ex-cellent. All's well that ends well, or something like that.
Magic number to eliminate the Sux is down to 147
Great win! But why such a skimpy game thread? Hope Banterers are back for the big Texas gundown.
 Just thinking the same thing!
I was watching but I didn't check in here -- sorry I missed the bantering.
But, hooray for Swish, and hooray for pie!
And thanks be to Mo, for He saveth ever and tonight also doth He win.
Alex's hands are looking really quick these days.
 Pshaw, if he weren't a choker, he would've hit a home run :-D
I guess Hughes' velocity is still an issue? Probably should work on his control then.
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