I'm surprised no one bumped this thread yet... Hughes the scheduled Yankee starter tonight in Detroit.
Last year was tough for Hughes, between the hyped expectations and then injury. So this spring I was glad he was the #6 starter behind a solid rotation so when he came up there wouldn't be such pressure.
Hmmm... No pressure? Yanks on a losing streak, worst starting pitcher ERA, bullpen inconsistent, injuries, not hitting, locals in NY over reacting as usual about the season collapsing. So much for the idea of lower pressure on him.
Lets see what he's got!
There are a few things with the New York Yankees that never change. That's pride, tradition, and most of all, we have the greatest fans in the world. -Derek Jeter, 9/21/08 -- last words from old Yankee Stadium