Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Phil Hughes gives up homeruns. He is a right handed fly ball pitcher with Yankee Stadium as his home park. As frustrating as that may be at times, it is simply a part of his game. So, on a night when both players and fans were reeling from the news of Derek Jeter's new injury, Hughes took his game to the Stadium mound trying to lead the New York Yankees to a three game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the process, he gave up two more homeruns. One to Diamondbacks prized prospect Didi Gregorius, the first career HR for the young shortstop, and one to Martin Prado, who spent the series robbing hits with his strong defensive play. Two more blasts off of Hughes. Except here's the thing: They were both solo shots and they were the only blemishes on his record. In the end, Hughes gave a sterling pitching performance, hurling seven innings, walking none and giving up only those two runs. If anyone had suggested that line for Hughes before the game, 99% of fans would have signed up f...
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