Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
Well, I guess was I wrong. Phil Hughes has a real injury. Either that, or the Yanks are going to a whole new level of deception. (Which I wouldn't put past them this year.) Hughes has a rib fracture, and will be out 4-8 weeks. Probably longer, because players always take longer to heal than the team thinks.
Terrible news. The team is being decimated by injuries. No A-Rod, no Posada, no Hughes. You can't rule the Yanks out yet, but it's not looking good. If they don't make the playoffs, I think Cashman will be canned. Funny how all the fans who didn't want Santana in the off-season are now crucifying Cashman for not landing him.
Worse, this is the latest in a long series of injuries that Hughes has suffered in his short career. It's starting to look like he's injury-prone.
The Yankees had another bad game tonight. Ian Kennedy was a little better than Phil Hughes, but not much. And the bats were pretty limp.
Chad Moeller got his first start since being DFA'd. He was glad to be back. He said this was the first time he was hoping he would clear waivers. He was a respectable 1 for 4, and seemed to work well with the young pitchers. (He has a reputation for handling pitchers well.)
Things went better for the Louisville Bats. They played the Richmond Braves, which meant they faced former Yankees Sal Fasano and Matt DeSalvo, among others. Paul Janish was 1 for 4 with a walk and two runs scored. Andy Phillips started at 3B and was 2 for 5. He also got his first Play of the Game, for an RBI single that put the Bats ahead.
Final score: Louisville 11, Richmond 8.
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