Originally written April 24, 2013 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
It is no secret that I am always ready to pounce on New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes for a poor outing. Photograph of Phil Hughes taken on April 29, 2008 at Yankee Stadium. May 1, 2008 . (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Chalk it up to pure frustration as I still think Hughes has more potential that can only be found through very hard work. Regardless, I always give credit when credit is due and last night Hughes threw a 7-inning gem vs. the Tampa Bay Rays, which definitely qualifies as praiseworthy. The Yankees needed to avoid hitting a three game losing streak, and Hughes stepped in and set the momentum from the get-go. Tampa had last season’s AL CY Young winner David Price on the bump no less, which is no easy task to begin with. Hughes went seven full innings but got tagged for two earned runs, with six strikeouts and two walks. He threw 109 pitches in total and 78 were strikes but the best news is the ball stayed in the park, excuse me dome, all night. (more…) © Kate for Lady Love...
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