Saturday, June 25, 2011

Phil Hughes Solid In 2nd Rehab Start

Solid really is the best way to describe Hughes' outing for Double-A Trenton last night.  His pitch limit was 75 and he got to 72 through 3.1 IP, giving up 1 ER on 3 H and 2 BB, and striking out 3.  He was consistently sitting 92-93 with the fastball and still being clocked at 91 when he was removed in the 4th.  He didn't light the world on fire, but he also didn't look terrible.  Definitely on the right path.

Cash was at the game to watch Hughes and was quoted as saying Hughes will make "a few more" starts before returning to the Yankees.  Factor in off days and regular rest and we're probably looking at about 3 weeks before we see Hughes back .