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Phil Hughes: Making a Case For the Yankees Starting Rotation

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Coming off of a four-game losing streak, including a sweep by the dreaded Red Sox, the Yankees needed a spark. With Wang off the team (for the time being), they needed someone to step in and pitch like a man.

Enter Phil Hughes.

A dominating performance by Hughes took him six innings with no runs. Had it not been for the long 10-run inning his team gave him, he very well could've gone seven.

I had said from the start of the year that Phil Hughes deserves a starting spot—this could be his year to be the top-notch young pitcher he is expected to be.

When I watch Phil Hughes pitch, he just amazes me. He has disgusting stuff, like his absolutely filthy curveball and his newly added cutter tha...

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