Yankees Notes: Hughes, Joba, The Boss, Berkman, Kearns

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Yankees Notes: Hughes, Joba, The Boss, Berkman, Kearns
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The Yankees scored two runs in the first inning yesterday, but failed to tack on any more runs as they lost to the Rays 3-2 when Phil Hughes gave up a three-run homer in the sixth inning.

Here are some notes:

  • After the loss the Rays are only one game behind the Yankees for first place.
  • It was almost a very good start by Hughes, but he threw too many pitches each inning, and Matt Joyce’s homer was the difference.
  • Joba Chamberlain pitched two very effective innings striking out three.
  • Before the game the Rays held a moment of silence for George Steinbrenner, who lived in Tampa for much of his later life.
  • Apparently, before he approved a trade to the Yankees, Lance Berkman vetoed a deal that would have sent him to the White Sox.
  • Newly acquired outfielder Austin Kearns isn't worried about playing time with the Yankees.

For the record, the non-waiver trade deadline is this afternoon at 4:00 pm. The Yankees are still looking for infield help.

 

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