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Phil Hughes Closing in on Inning Limit: Will He Start in October?

York Yankees' starter Phil Hughes is closing in on his pitching limit, which seems to be around 200 innings.

Hughes, 24, has currently pitched 140 and 2/3 innings this year.

At this rate, he would have to miss one start before the start of the playoffs if New York makes it (which they probably will).

He is currently 15-5 with an ERA of 3.90, great stats in preparation for October. 

Now the question is will Hughes be starting in October?

Manager Joe Girardi doesn't have too many options when the time comes. Even though he does have C.C. Sabathia as his No. 1 starter, there aren't many strong pitchers behind him.

Andy Pettitte is already 38, and he will start to throw off of flat ground Friday ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - New York Yankees


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