Phil Hughes' Tuesday Aug. 12 start:
"PITCHING: Phil Hughes got the start and pitched very well against a good hitting Pawtucket team. His fastball was topping out at 94. Hughes line: 5.1 IP, 2 runs, 3 hits, 4 K's-1 walk. He threw 84 pitches---50 strikes. Hughes got 4 groundouts-8 flyouts.
1st inning: Hughes threw a perfect 1st. Popout to Hughes, line-out to rightfield, strikeout. 12 pitches-8 strikes.
2nd inning: Scoreless. Groundout to short, line-drive single to center, pop out to shallow left, and a strikeout on a changeup. Thru 2 innings 31 pitches--21 strikes.
3rd inning: Gil Velazquez hit a ground-rule double down the leftfield line to lead off the 3rd, but was stranded. Groundout to 2nd, strikeout, lineout -1st base. Thru 3 inings: 43 pitches---28 strikes.
4th inning: Hughes threw a perfect 4th inning getting a groundout to short, foul pop to 3rd, and strikeout on a called 3rd strike. Thru 4 innings: 57 pitches---35 strikes.
5th inning: A perfect 9 pitch 5th inning. Popout to short, flyout leftfield, groundout-3rd base. Thru 5 innings: 66 pitches--41 strikes
6th inning: Hughes got the first batter on a line-out to leftfield. Jeff Bailey doubled to left, Hughes walked the next batter and was relieved when he hit his pitch limit."http://slidingintohome.blogspot.com/