3/25 – Yankees at Orioles
Hectic day here with the Yankees (OK, when isn’t it?) as Phil Hughes has been announced as the fifth starter and Chad Gaudin has been unconditionally released. Here’s Hughes’ reaction, passed along from George M. Steinbrenner Field:
“It was what I set out in the spring to do. I grew up a starter in high school, minor leagues, even my first couple partial seasons in the big leagues. It was something that I really wanted and I feel like I’m ready for the challenge and ready for the season that lies ahead. I’m just looking to go out and put together as many quality starts as I can and give our guys a chance to win every day. That’s really all I can ask from myself.”
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s game at Ed Smith Stadium (Twitpic photo), the former home of the Reds and a place that has been impressively spruced up since we were here last…
Pitching: RHP Alfredo Aceves
Also available: Sergio Mitre, Chan Ho Park, Dave Robertson, Jonathan Albaladejo, Amaury Sanit, Zack Segovia, Boone Logan.
Pitching: Brad Bergesen RHP