A Lot on the Line for Phil Hughes in 2013

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A Lot on the Line for Phil Hughes in 2013
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After a 2011 season that could only be called a complete disaster, Phil Hughes rebounded nicely in 2012. He came into camp healthy and stayed that way for the entirety of the season on his way to a career high in starts (34) and innings pitched (201.0) between the regular and postseasons. With other key members of the rotation either getting hurt (CC, Andy, Pineda) or flaming out (Nova), Hughes’ mere presence in the lineup helped provide consistency and an extra innings eater, and after a rough April he actually pitched pretty well.

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