The Yankees are facing their old teammate Phil Hughes and his surging Minnesota Twins for the first time in 2015 tonight so I thought I'd look at how opposing batters have been doing against him so far this year. Splits
Hughes comes into tonight's ballgame with an 8-6 record, a 4.15 ERA, and a 4.63 FIP. He's pitched 123 2/3 innings and has surrendered 23 home runs.
- 1 off his curveball
- 7 off his cutter
- 15 off his fastball
Hughes is 6-2 at home with an ERA of 3.93, and even though Target Field is known as a pitcher's park, he's given up 12 of his 23 home runs at his home ballpark.
Breaking down his arsenal
And here are the pitches broken down individually.
Hopefully the Yankees will add to Hughes' home run total and also add another L to his record. No offense to him, but he's an enemy now. (Of course, knowing my luck, he'll throw a three-hit shut out and this post will look really silly tomorrow.)
[Charts and numbers courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info and Baseball Savant]