Phil Hughes started for the Yankees today and was awful as he gave up six runs in two innings en route to a 9-6 Yankee loss to the Red Sox during their home opener.
Hughes just did not have it as his fastball was topping out at 90-91 mph and he had no location whatsoever with any of his pitches. Dustin Pedrioa smashed a flat curveball over the Green Monster. The Yankees could have come back as Lackey was nearly as bad allowing six runs in five innings and they got a great performance from Bartolo Colon who went 4.1 innings and allowed just one earned run. Unfortunately they couldn’t take advantage thanks to Boone Logan‘s poor performance that killed any chance to finish off the comeback.
The Yankees actually scored first in this game as Robinson Cano picked up a two-RBI double in the first. They also got a run in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th innings before being shutdown by the back-end of the Red Sox bullpen. Alex Rodriguez had a big blast as he hit a home run in the 5th that tied the game at 6-6. Unfortunately that was the last of the Yankees offense.