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Phil Hughes gets pushed back

Sep 8, 2010, 11:31 AM EST

Phil Hughes pitched on Sunday, and would have gone again on Friday, but the Yankees have pushed him back. He’ll go next Wednesday against the Rays, getting nine days’ rest.

Hughes gave up six runs in six innings on Sunday with a lot of bombs thrown in there. He’s at 155 innings on the year after throwing only 105 between Scranton and New York last season, so maybe he needs a breather if the Yankees want him fresh for the postseason.

  1. Proudly Canadian - Sep 8, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Hughes is worn out. Take a look at how the Jays are being careful with Morrow. Hughes should also be shut down for the season to ensure that he does not get injured.

  2. BC - Sep 8, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    Good move. You’re in the playoffs, why push him? Pitch him enough to keep him fresh and give him rest. They’re going to need him. Just saw a report that Aceves and Marte are both out for the year. They’ll need all the arms they can get.

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