5/1/07 Linescore of the Day: Phil Hughes and Josh Willingham

Phil Hughes 6 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K (Win)

Let’s get this out the way. Yankee Phil Hughes almost pitched a no hitter in his second career start. By almost I mean, he left the seventh inning with it intact. But nevertheless, it makes good press. And let’s face it, it’s still quite an accomplishment.

He left with an 0-2 count which meant he was responsible for the batter. Listening to the East Coast Yankee lovin’ MLB Radio guys while it was happening, it was rather funny to hear them worry about the prospects the Yankee bullpen and how it would shake out. Needless to say, Myers came in, got the out but later on gave up a hit.

Hughes is said to be out for 4-6 weeks. That’s what say now.

Josh Willingham 2 for 4, 2B, HR, run, 5 rbis

In my APBA draft this year, I drafted Mike Jacobs to back up Albert Pujols. I should have drafted Josh Willingham who played enough firstbase last year to cover me. Jacobs is ok, i guess but useless to me as long as Pujols is around (other than to back up the few games that Albert will miss.

With the 5 rbis, Josh has 23 for the year and he now is hitting .309.

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