If someone had told you that one of tonight’s starters was going to give up four home runs, you would have guessed Phil Hughes, right? Wrong!
Hughes had a strange start tonight. He had six great innings and one not-so-great one.
In the great ones, he set the Red Sox down in order – in the first, second sixth and seventh innings – or only allowed one runner on – in the fourth and fifth innings. That works out to two hits in six innings which would be a fantastic outing. Unfortunately, he had the not-so-great inning – the third – in which he committed an error that led to four unearned runs. The big blow came off the bat of Dustin Pedroia who hit a three-run shot to give the Red Sox a 4-3 lead at that point.
All in all, it wasn’t a terrible night for Hughes who retired 13 of the last 15 batters he faced en route to his 12th win of the season.… Click here to read the rest