drpiranha wrote:Phil Hughes in the game on 7/3 was pulled after 4 2/3 innings with his team ahead 10-0.
He had given up 2 hits, 2 walks, and 0 runs with 9 K's.
Was he pulled because he is on a strict pitch count or was there some other reason?
It seems like a really strange time to pull someone who is pitching effectively.
You have to remember the #1 rule of minor league coaches. Prepare the players to be major leaguers, not get the wins. And if the Yanks say 80 pitch count, then that is what the manager will follow through with.