Sunday, April 28, 2013
Postgame notes: Hughes pitches well again
By Andrew Marchand
In a very encouraging sign for the Yankees, Phil Hughes pitched very well for the third-straight start. Hughes struck out nine of his 18 outs. His fastball-slider combo was impressive.
"That was really it, attacking guys and locating when I needed to," Hughes said.
After going seven innings and allowing two runs in his two previous starts, Hughes gave up two runs in six innings Sunday. He struck out six of the first 12 batters he faced. He likes facing the free-swinging Blue Jays as he has won in his last four starts against them.
CY YOUNG? NO PROBLEM: The Yankees beat the 2012 NL Cy Young Award Winner, R.A. Dickey, and the AL Cy Young award winner, David Price, in the same week. They are the fifth team in history to do that, according to Elias.
NUNEZ GAMESMANSHIP: After the Lyle Overbay's two-run, go-ahead homer, Eduardo Nunez delayed action because he had something in his eye. He said he wasn't trying to stall to allow David Robertson more time to get ready. R.A. Dickey apparently thought that might have been the case.