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MLB PLAYOFFS 2010: Phil Hughes, Not Sabathia Or Pettitte, Is Key For Yankees

pressure is on Phil Hughes, not Sabathia or Pettitte, as the Yankees seek the repeat.

Last season, during the playoffs and the World Series, the Yankees relied heavily, almost entirely, on the arms of Andy Pettitte and C.C Sabathia in their quest to obtain their 27th World Series title.

Yankees Manager Joe Girardi had little choice but to overuse Pettitte and Sabathia due to the ineffectiveness of A.J Burnett, Joba Chamberlain, and Phil Hughes. It was not exactly the blueprint for success the Yankees had in mind going into the postseason last year.

The Yankees most likely consider themselves fortunate that the Philly offense failed to show for the majority of the 2009 World Series. If the Phillies had delivered as expected, ...

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