September 26, 2010

Hughes starting for Moseley tonight

The Yankees have changed their minds again with Phil Hughes, as they’ve opted for him to start on normal rest tonight instead of Dustin Moseley.

In other words, Joe Girardi and the Yankees realized tonight’s game is kind of important, and one start over a young pitcher’s innings limit probably isn’t going to result in a Tommy John surgery.

I think it’s important to note Hughes knew of this decision last night, not hours before the game as some of you may be thinking. The announcement was made today, but the decision was made last night.

It would not be wise for the Yankees — or any team — to change a starter on game day unless of course there were an injury. Why? Because most (if not all) pitchers have routines they follow on days they are pitching.

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