Phil ‘em up

Hughes.jpgPhil Hughes continues to knock them down in his newfound relief role, pitching another scoreless eighth inning in the Yankees’ 2-1 victory over the Tigers on Sunday.

Before the game, Hughes received some encouraging words of support from no lesser authority than Goose Gossage, who gave Hughes a figurative slap on the back in telling him, “Good job and keep doing what you’re doing.”

Hughes has now compiled a 0.84 ERA in 15 relief appearances, allowing 11 hits and two earned runs in 21 1/3 innings, walking five and striking out 27. He has not allowed a run in his last 13 outings since June 14 and has a 19-inning scoreless stretch — the longest since Mariano Rivera strung together 23 scoreless innings in 2005, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Bryan, You may be tired of hearing this but we’d like to know, Is there something wrong with Hinske? Why isn’t he being played?, So far he has played well on his opportunities, On Offense and on Defense. I realize we didn’t give up a lot for him, it seems to be such a waste sitting him down. How does he feel about not playing? Will he or Swish be trade bait?
Andy is well rested, We’ll be expecting a good performance from him tonight. We want the old Andy back. It would be nice to have our bats come alive, after the 3 squeakers with the Tigers..
Joba looked like the pitcher we knew someday he would be, maybe the days spent home in Nebraska did the trick. We need him to be a force from here on.

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