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It was bound to happen. The Yankees three-game winning streak came to an end this afternoon. (Haha). THE SEATTLE MARINERS HAVE WON A GAME! For the first time in 18 games, the Seattle Mariners won a baseball game. Led by their ace ‘King’ Felix, the Mariners used a five-run seventh to blow by the Yanks, 9-2. Phil Hughes gave the Yanks six innings of two-run ball, but gave up nine hits to a lackluster M’s offense. With the loss, the Yankees fall to 61-41.

Won't See Him In Pinstripes..

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The New York Yankees simply destroyed the Oakland Athletics tonight by a score of 17-7. Tonight’s game was long, sloppy, hot, humid, and just an uneventful time after the Yanks put up a nine-spot in the third inning. Phil Hughes couldn’t finish five innings so Hector Noesi picked up the victory. With the win, the Yankees move to 58-39.

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After racking up 18 big ones last season, Phil Hughes recorded his first win of 2011 today. Hughes gave the Yanks a quality start, tossing six innings of two run ball as the Yankees came away victorious, 7-2. Brett Gardner continued his hot hitting, recording three hits and three runs. With the win, the Yankees improve to 55-37 and currently sit one game behind the Boston Red Sox.

Yep, It Was A Hot One

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June 9th. That was the last time the Yankees lost a series. After tonight’s loss to the Indians, that date moves to July 6th. The Bombers ninth inning rally fell short as the Indians held on to a 5-3 victory. After three straight hits in the ninth, the Indians brought in All-Star closer, Chris Perez to put out the fire. The Yankees were able to cut the deficit to 5-3, but Perez retired his only three hitters to preserve the win.

Hughesy Is Back

Phil Hughes started the game and gave the Bombers five innings of two-run ball. Hughes had a dicey first inning, giving way to two runs, but settled in. Hughes gave up six hits and walked two, but his velocity was in the low to mid 90s. It’s a start for Hughes and something to build off of for the second half. He gave the Yankees a chance to win, but the offense just couldn’t muster anything off of Cleveland starter, Justin Masterson. Masterson threw eight shutout innings, giving up only three hits. I’m sure the Red Sox would love to have him back now.

Derek Jeter went 1 for 3, picking up his 2,997th hit. He moves three hits away with four games to go before the break. Expect a celebration in the Bronx this weekend for Jeet.

The Yankee bullpen was shotty tonight. Sergio Mitre, who is nothing more than a placeholder until Rafael Soriano returns, gave up two runs in 1.1 innings. Boone Logan gave up a shot to Lonnie Chisenhall (love the name).

The Bombers will now head home for the final four games before the Break. These games have importance though with Tampa Bay, who only trail by four games.

Thursday, 7:05 PM: Jeff Niemann (3-4, 5.05 ERA) vs. Bartolo Colon (6-3, 2.88 ERA)

Ho hum. Another day, another Yankee win. The Yankees beat the Brewers tonight, 5-2 as they have won 14 of their last 18 games. AJ Burnett went seven strong, surrendering two runs en route to his eighth victory. Burnett’s fastball and curve looked great tonight. Hopefully, he can piece together quality starts. D-Rob and Mo locked down the last two, as usual. Russell Martin hit a three-run bomb (his tenth) as part of a four-run fourth. Martin hadn’t homered in 69 at-bats, so it was nice to see him go deep. Hip Hip Jorge also hit a solo blast (his ninth) that was reviewed and confirmed by the umps. Jorgie is hitting .390 in June so he’s been putting in work. Other than that, the Yankees only had six hits, but used the long-ball to pace their victory. The club moves to 47-31 overall and has a 2.5 game lead over the Red Sox in the division. The Yankees will give the ball to CC tomorrow as they go for the matinée sweep. They will have to take down the Wolf Pack. This team is playing so well right now that a sweep would seem fitting as the Big Man goes for his MLB leading 11th win.

Thursday, 1:05 PM: Randy Wolf (6-4, 3.20 ERA) vs. CC Sabthia (10-4, 3.25 ERA)

For you New Jersey NYSOS readers, Derek Jeter will make a rehab start in Double A Trenton on Saturday. I’m sure tickets are gone by now, but you can try. Speaking of Trenton, Phil Hughes threw 6.1 scoreless today for the Thunder (maintaining a velocity around 94 MPH) and Brian Cashman indicated that Hughes is on pace to start July 4th in Cleveland. Huuuuuuuughes.

Via Marc Craig, all circulatory and cardiovascular tests came back negative on Phil Hughes. Last week, there were reports that he may have TOS, but the tests revealed that he doesn’t. If Hughes doesn’t have TOS, what the heck is wrong with him?


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Say what? Joe Girardi said in his post-game press conference that Phil Hughes may have a low-level thoracic outlet syndrome? Now, I’m not a doctor, so I had to look up what the heck this condition actually is. In a nutshell, it’s a circulatory issue that includes compression of blood vessels in the neck and shoulder area. When you use your right shoulder 100+ times every five days, that’s not a good sign. So basically, Hughes has a cluster of pinched nerves in his right shoulder.

People who have TOS experience pain levels that range from 1 (ability to move the shoulder) to 10 (complete numbness while resting). In extreme cases, blood will leak out of the inflamed area and leak down into the lungs. Yikes. Hughes has been able to throw the ball, which is encouraging, but he’s not the Hughes from 2010.

Hughes is being flown out to St. Louis tomorrow to determine whether he does indeed have this condition and the necessary steps needed to rehabilitate it. RAB stated that pitcher Matt Harrison (Currently in the Rangers rotation), Noah Lowry (who hasn’t pitched since 2007), and Kenny Rogers (who came throwing 5 MPH harder, post surgery) have had TOS. Rogers had the necessary operation, needed in extreme cases and came back stronger. David Cone had a mild case of TOS, but was able to pitch through it.

Reaction: Going forward, who knows when we will see Phil Hughes take the mound again. We may not see the 2010 version ever again which is indeed scary and sad for Yankee fans. This condition is a complete wild card for the Yankees and leaves another hole in the Yankee rotation. Will Hughes ever take a Major League mound again if the case is indeed severe? Stay tuned.

In case you missed it, the Yankees have placed Phil Hughes on the 15-day disabled list. Hughes apparently is suffering from a ‘dead arm phase’ and will just be shut down for the next week. The Yankees will not send Hughes to the minor leagues.

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Mailbag is back in its normal Friday spot. Today, we look at David Wright’s future, the Knicks playoff chances, Jesus Montero’s hot start, and Phil Hughes’ crappy one.

Tulo Celebrating At Citi Field, Again.

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