Yankees Hilarity Meter: April 6, 2013

VERY HIGH

The Yankees got destroyed by the Tigers, 8-4, today to fall to 1-4 on the season. Starting pitcher/massive bust Phil Hughes got lit up for 4 runs and 8 hits in just 4 innings, and fellow massive bust Joba Chamberlain bookended the game by getting torched in the final frame. The Yankees got outhit, 17-6, and Robinson Cano — the only legitimate major league starter in their starting lineup — is now hitting .111 on the season. The loss keeps the Yankees mired in last place. And one more fun fact: their minus-16 run differential on the season is dead-last in Major League Baseball. Yes, worse than even the Astros and Marlins. Ha!

Oh, and the Yankees' payroll is more than $200 million.

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