Following SuperNova’s performance on Saturday, the Yanks have decided to go with a six-man rotation this week. After CC tonight, Philthy will go tomorrow followed by AJ and SuperNova for the remainder of the ChiSox series, and then Cy Colon, CC and Fabulous Freddy will pitch against Lester, Beckett and Lackey, respectively, in Boston.
You have to figure that if Phil struggles again and SuperNova turns in another good performance it could be lights out for Hughes in the rotation. Who knows what will happen if they both pitch well, but this turn through the rotation could have implications for the near-future of the staff.
Hughes, before Monday’s game:
There’s pressure to pitch well every five days no matter what the circumstances are.