Hughes Struggles as Yankees Fall to Pirates, 7-4

Phil Hughes didn't help his case much to win the Yankees' fifth starter spot today. He allowed two earned runs on four hits (along with a strikeout and no walks) and didn't even make it through a second inning. His velocity was good for this time of year though, hitting 93 MPH on the radar gun. Hughes said the ball came out of his hand "nicely," while Francisco Cervelli used the word "jumping." Either way, it didn't translate into on-field results.

CC Sabathia preceded Hughes and pitched decently enough for his first outing: 2 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K. RHP Brett Marshall (1.2 IP, 0 ER), RHP Graham Stoneburner (2 IP, 1 ER) and RHP Chase Whitley (1 IP, 3 ER) closed out the affair.

The lineup tallied eight hits, including doubles by RF Justin Maxwell and 2B David Adams. Derek Jeter, A-Rod and Mark Teixeira had a single apiece while Robbie Cano, Andruw Jones and Frankie Cervelli went hit-less. A-Rod and Tex also committed fielding errors.

Pittsburgh's new $51.5 million man had two hits (including a double) and two RBI.

Newcomer Hiroki Kuroda makes his first pinstriped appearance tomorrow against James Shields and the Rays. Gametime is 1:05 p.m.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Pinstripe Alley

You must be a member of Pinstripe Alley to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pinstripe Alley. You should read them.

Join Pinstripe Alley

You must be a member of Pinstripe Alley to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pinstripe Alley. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker