A Tale Of Two Phils

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

As the old saying goes, "Babe Ruth is dead, just throw strikes!"  Yeah, a gross oversimplification of the art of pitching, but still, it's a pretty good key to success on the mound.  Witness Phil Hughes' last four starts -- two stinkers followed by two true quality starts.  And there's ...

Too Much Cliff Lee

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Seattle 7, NYY 4. The way the Yankees have been beating up on name brand pitchers of late, you would have thought this would be a fairly easy W, what with Cliff Lee starting for Seattle and Phil Hughes for the Yankees. But alas, it wasn't to be, ...

Another Near No-No For Hughes

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

NYY 3, Oakland 1. Phil Hughes flirted with a no-hitter once again, this time losing it to an infield single off his glove in the eighth. But I'll give even money he will eventually get a no-no at some point in his career, and probably more than one. ...

Throw Strikes!

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

NYY 5, Texas 1. Looks like CC Sabathia learned a good lesson on pitch count from his last start -- if your manager insists on following arbitrary rules about pitch counts, make it a non-issue by just throwing nothing but strikes and daring the batters to do something with ...

Good Pitching Beats Good Hitting – What Ya Gonna Do?

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Los Angeles 5, NYY 3. Not much you can do when you run into someone pitching like Joel Pineiro was yesterday. Not only did Pineiro hold the Yankees to just one run on five hits, but he also got through seven innings, so that when the Yankees did ...