• Hughes As Tough As Nails

    Posted by on November 3rd, 2008 · Comments (8)

    In the Arizona Fall League this evening, Phil Hughes faced 16 batters and retired 15 of them – 8 on strikeouts.

    Coming into this game, the Surprise Rafters – who Hughes faced – were batting .243 as a team. Regardless, tomorrow, Yankees fanboy bloggers will proclaim that this is the Phil Hughes that we can expect to see pitching for the Yankees in the near future.

    Comments on Hughes As Tough As Nails

    1. anulxc
      November 3rd, 2008 | 10:44 pm

      EAT THAT STEVE!

    2. November 3rd, 2008 | 10:54 pm

      No problem.

      No one will be happier than me to see Hughes have success like this at the big league level – because it will mean wins for the Yankees.

      That said, I’ll believe that he can do it in the bigs, consistently, when I see it.

    3. anulxc
      November 3rd, 2008 | 11:15 pm

      Yeah right, nice bandwagoning there.

    4. November 3rd, 2008 | 11:17 pm

      I’m not on it yet. Nooooo…

      It’s still WAY too early for that.

    5. Corey
      November 4th, 2008 | 12:11 am

      the most important thing to me in hughes’ outings is walks. If he can keep the ball in the strike zone, he’ll be ok.

    6. November 4th, 2008 | 7:33 am

      It’s nice to see him go out and pitch well enough to increase his trade value to bring in Jake Peavy.

    7. MJ
      November 4th, 2008 | 9:36 am

      Regardless, tomorrow, Yankees fanboy bloggers will proclaim that this is the Phil Hughes that we can expect to see pitching for the Yankees in the near future.
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      Doubtful. More likely that people who like Hughes will simply remain even-keeled and not overreact. Which is more than I can say for those who dislike him and use every iota of information to crucify him for no good reason.

    8. November 4th, 2008 | 10:16 pm

      One man’s “crucify” is another man’s simple desire to see something to prove what so many claim, in this case.

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