In loss, Javy finally looks like a winner

At long last, Vazquez pitches well -- and gives Yankees fans some reason to hope

Updated: May 12, 2010, 6:57 PM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

DETROIT -- That's more like it.

Javier Vazquez didn't win in probably his biggest start so far this season.

But Vazquez did the next best thing -- he pitched extremely well in the Yankees' 2-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Wednesday afternoon.

That's how bad things had gone for Vazquez. It wasn't just about winning. It was about being competitive.

Vazquez was that and more. And the Tigers were a good test for the struggling right-hander. The Tigers ...

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