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Klapisch: Hughes Looking Bullet-Proof

Bob Klapisch :

The Yankees can say they were lucky to hang on for a 5-3 victory on Saturday. Lucky, perhaps, that Pelfrey wasn’t nearly as sharp as he’d been in the last month, giving up his own pair of home runs – including Curtis Granderson’s two-run blast, which put the Yankees ahead for good in the fourth inning.

But the Yankees’ most important data came from Hughes, who’s now 10-1 with a rapidly-emerging bullet-proof aura. Can anyone beat this guy? Crazy, isn’t it, that’s the same question the world is asking about Stephen Strasburg. The irony is that Hughes has been in a mini-slump with below average location since mid-May.

Yet, Hughes hasn’t lost in his last five starts, which ...

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