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Phil Hughes To Be Skipped in New York Yankees Rotation

New York Yankees announced yesterday that right-handed Phil Hughes will be skipped in his next turn in the rotation.

His command has been observably terrible over his last several outings, as he's allowed 11 earned runs, six walks, and 13 hits in 9.2 innings pitched in his last two starts against Toronto (Aug. 25, Sept. 5), while against Oakland he allowed only two runs but still walked five batters in only five innings pitched on Aug. 31.

His struggles extend earlier than his last three starts, extending into July. He just hasn’t been the same dominating pitcher for quite some time that he was at the start of the season.

I wrote a piece earlier about the struggles of the Yankee rotation, and here is an excerpt on Hughes:

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - New York Yankees


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