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Pitcher Preview: Samuel Deduno vs. Phil Hughes

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Samuel Deduno looks to continue his success tonight against Phil Hughes, who has been struggling with inconsistency.

How oooold are you? How oooold are you?
How oooold are you? How oooold are you?
Hannah Foslien

Twins


Samuel Deduno

#21 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins

6-3

190

R

R

Jul 02, 1983



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Samuel Deduno 4-2 7 7 0 0 0 0 43.1 41 17 16 2 14 24 3.32 1.27

Samuel Deduno has been one of the strongest pitchers in the Twins rotation as of late, posting a 2.61 ERA over 31 innings pitched in the month of June. As noted by Brand Warne, compared to his past, Sammy has been walking many fewer and striking out slightly fewer players. So you know what that means--Sammy's been pitching to contact! Gardenhire attributed Sammy's success to his better command of the fastball.

Today is also a very special day for Deduno personally--bet you can't guess why!

Yankees


Phil Hughes

#65 / Pitcher / New York Yankees

6-5

240

R

R

Jun 24, 1986



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Phil Hughes 3-7 15 15 0 0 0 0 84.0 91 47 45 14 23 73 4.82 1.36

Phil Hughes has been very hit or miss for the Yankees this season. He's had a handful of good starts--for example, 0 runs over 8 innings against Oakland on May 4th; 0 earned runs over 7 innings against Seattle on June 6th; and 1 earned run over 7 innings against the Mets on May 27th.

Phil's also had a handful of, well, not so good starts--for example, 7 earned runs before being pulled with 2 outs in the first inning against Seattle on May 15th; 5 earned runs over 3 innings against Baltimore April 13th; and 5 earned runs over 4.1 innings against Boston on June 1st.

His last start was one of the good ones, giving up only 2 earned runs over 8 innings against a pwoerful Rangers line-up. Which Phil Hughes we'll get to see tonight is anyone's guess.