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Third Time a Charm for Yankees’ Phil Hughes?

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

Phil Hughes has an 0.00 ERA in six innings of a quality start against the Detroit Tigers. That's a performance worthy of a Joba Chamberlain—at least the old Joba Chamberlain. The new one is off to a decent, but not spectacular start, with a 3.94 ERA in three games.

Phil Hughes?

The same guy that had a 6.62 ERA in in eight games in 2008, admittedly, around some injuries, and a 4.46 ERA in 13 games in 2007?

Yes. But "Gimme a break." Even today, the kid is only 22 years old.

"Only 20 and 21" a year or two ago may have been the problem. Everyone "knew" that he was good. But a player that young probably has a few kinks that need to be worked out, something like the developing voice of a 15-16...

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