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Hughes Sharp In Extended Spring

fifth starter did not make the trip to Boston for Opening Day. Instead, Hughes stayed behind to get some additional work before his first start of the season on April 15th in New York against the often tough-to-beat Angels.

In an extended spring simulated start, Hughes pitched the equivalent of 8 1/3 innings and allowed three hits. He also struck out 12.

According to the AP, Hughes was “very happy” with his control and felt good about the outing. Seventy of Hughes’ 100 pitches went for strikes.

Now, we all know this isn’t the same as facing a major league club. The fact remains, however, that if Hughes' control is on and his new change-up is working well, he’ll have the chance to have a big season ...

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