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Phil Hughes’ Uneven Outing Keeps Yankees No. 5 Starter Spot in Doubt

Monday, many pundits believed Phil Hughes had all but locked up the fifth starter's role in the Yankees rotation, but by 4 p.m., everything grew a bit hazy again.

Coming off a solid three inning, three strikeout, one run performance against the Phillies on Wednesday, Joba Chamberlain, Hughes' main competitor, again pitched well in an intrasquad game. He allowed two runs on six hits and struck out one over five innings, reportedly displaying a good changeup and improved velocity.

Later in the day, Hughes took the mound against Philadelphia in relief of A.J. Burnett. The 23-year-old's first pitch was driven over the left field wall by outfielder Ben Franciso.

Hughes' second offering was also scorched to left by Dane Sardinha, ...

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