Hughes gave up four homers, six earned runs, with five strikeouts and was out of the game after just 4.1 innings pitched.
Hughes certainly made up for it in yesterday’s debacle, as he raised his season homer totals to 19 in 78.1 innings pitched, which is second worst in the majors.
AND TO THINK…
…If only Hughes could have been luckier yesterday but he wasn’t.
I was on the verge of having to almost admit defeat, as the minuscule possibility of me being wrong would have raised. And it probably would have required some type of warm-up article to being almost sorry; like a pre-apology post.
But I live to see another day, while Hughes will continue to get exposed if he relies on his four-seamer like his does.
Look, we all the story here with Hughes so no need to rehash the whole thing.
I will admit that Hughes had been much better up until yesterday. Still, if Hughes wants to be a top-of-the-line starter he needs to make his curveball a strikeout pitch; and get command on his changeup to get hitters to chase it.
And to think I was about two to three starts away from having to make a HUGHES apology for ripping him to shreds this season.
So, while Phil Hughes froze on the mound, I, on the hand, had never sweated so much while doing so little; and it all happened at Yankee Stadium yesterday.
I mean who could ask for a more special way to officially start the summertime.(…)
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