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Game 43: Like a Box of Chocolates

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Yesterday's game was a matchup of question marks, and the ensuing pitchers' duel turned into the Yanks' first 1-run victory of the season.


The expectations on tonight's starters are a little bit higher.

Phil Hughes looks to rebound from his only rocky performance of the year, when his ERA nearly double to 2.25. Meanwhile, Mike Pelfry has been the rock of the Mets' rotation, holding opposing lineups to only 48 hits in 50 innings of work.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Phil Hughes 5-0 7 7 0 0 0 0 44.0 28 11 11 3 15 42 2.25 .98


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Mike Pelfrey 5-1 9 8 0 0 1 0 50.2 48 17 17 3 19 34 3.02 1.32

I think the playing a series in the NL is just what the doctor ordered for the Yanks since they were basically putting a pitcher in the field every game anyways. Maybe it's just psychological, or maybe it's too high expectations, but I feel like our DH has been overshadowed by our opponent's DH most games. At the moment, I'm happy to play without one.