If you’re wondering what kind of a guy Phil Hughes is, check out this quote from Buster Olney’s latest Yankee dispatch over at ESPN.com:
“On May 1, in his second big league appearance, Hughes walked Rangers leadoff man Kenny Lofton after starting him off with a couple of strikes. The kid called Posada out to the mound. "If I walk another hitter after starting out 0-2, punch me in the mouth," Hughes told the veteran catcher. The Rangers did not get a hit off him for the next 6-plus innings.”
That’s a 20 year-old talking. I can’t wait ‘til he gets back in the rotation.
Special thanks to commenter rbizzler over at River Ave. Blues for pointing out the quote.
The Yanks are off to a slow start, 1–0 Rangers in the top of the second. Check back later for the post-game.