Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 8/29/12
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Has Phil Hughes finally turned the corner? He seems to have, although there have been times in the past when when that corner was in the rear view mirror. His last couple of starts have been encouraging and last night's was even more so. I loved the fact that he gave the Yankees 7 strong innings and helped them keep the lead in a close 2-1 game. He made one mistake, a home run to Hechevarria. He also reached a milestone, with his 500th career strikeout. It seems as if Hughes and Ivan Nova are in a competition to make the postseason roster.Unless Freddy Garcia gets hurt, only one of them will make it. So, assuming Andy Pettitte returns from his injury, we are looking at a postseason rotation of Sabathia, Kuroda, Pettitte and Garcia in the first round. (I believe Garcia will get the nod as the 4th starter based on his track record.) Either Hughes or Nova will be added if there is a second round. Of course, that all goes out the window if Pettitte fails to return.  But the postsea...
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