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I'm going to steal a line my father used to utter all the time to describe Phil Hughes' loss tonight, "If not for bad luck, Phil Hughes wouldn't have any luck at all."

What was a solid, effective five-inning start turned to dust in the top of the sixth, and how exactly did it happen? With bleeders, bloops and an untimely error. Baseball is a cruel game, Phil Hughes is getting a firsthand lesson in that truth. Let's just hope he has the intestinal fortitude to gut it out.

The bottom of the sixth was an unmitigated disaster for the Bombers, but you can't lay this one completely at the foot of the pitching staff. The offense just could not get a big hit. Another familiar theme in this young season. It's been a long week, so I'm going to end the recap here and try to get some rest before Ian Kennedy takes the hill tomorrow night looking to right the ship and give the pen a much-needed rest.

Player of The Game: Chad Moeller, a bomb and both Yankee RBI.
Team Record: 9-9
Damon's Broken Bats: 1 tonight, 10 on the season

One final note: It was great to see Edwar Ramirez back in the pinstripes. He ate up 2.1 innings striking out 3 and only allowing a walk and a hit.


by Brian on Apr 18 2008
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