so yesterday the Yanks had thier much hyped pitching prospect Phil Hughes pitch a litte in a spring training game.
On the Yankee TV broadcast, announcers Michael Kay and Ken Singleton were absolutely fawning over the kid. They did a slow mo of his motion, and Singleton is like “oh, what a great motion. Very compact. He doesn’t long-arm the ball”
Hughes struggled. He gave up two walks and a double.
And what do I read in the paper today? Hughes said “I wasn’t getting back properly so I never really had full command on either my fastball or my curve”
… I take that to mean he was being too compact and tight with his arm action, and yet the announcers were saying it was perfect. LOL
What’s even more laughable is that NY Post columnist Mike Vaccaro wrote that “Hughes was good” yesterday in his debut. The headline writers went so far as to deem it a “Wonder-Phil” performance.
Lemme get this straight: throwing 34 pitches to 7 hitters, only four of which you retire while giving up two walks and a double is “good” ?