After three games, the Yanks are 1-2 and have not had a pitcher extend beyond four innings. In his story today, it took NYT beat writer Tyler Kepner all of 1 paragraph to bring up wunderkind Phil Hughes, who earned himself a win last night in Scranton with 5 innings of 2 hit ball in which he struck out 6. It’s nice that Hughes had a good start; it’s not a good sign that he’s become a focus already. This afternoon, Kei Igawa will hopefully put concerns aside with a strong outting, following the brilliant work of his countryman in KC. (See, we can be generous, SFs.) Igawa improved with each start during spring training; he’ll need to continue on that trajectory now, keeping command of his pitches before a big crowd at the stadium, with the team skidding. On offense, the Yanks have squandered countless opportunities over the last two games, leaving more than 20 runners on base. The fact that so many have failed to deliver—including the Captain—is probably the only thing that’s keeping the crowd from fully turning on Alex, who has stranded runners in key late-inning situations in consecutive games. Hopefully things turn around today, and it looks like Sexy Calves Damon may be back in the lineup to help. Comment here on all the action.