Australian pro cricket player Phil Hughes is dead, days after suffering a severe head injury due to being struck by a bouncer thrown by New South Wales bowler Sean Abbott.
Australian cricketer Phil Hughes is in critical condition today after being struck in the head by a bouncer during a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Yesterday, a rain delay took Twins pitcher Phil Hughes out of the game one out shy of achieving a $500,000 innings-pitched contract bonus. Today, the Twins offered to make things right—and Hughes declined.
Phil Hughes has been one of the only bright spots for the Twins, and one of the biggest surprises in baseball. After going eight innings yesterday, with five strikeouts and no walks, his K/BB ratio sits at an incredible 11.6/1—an MLB record for qualified pitchers. But if only Hughes could have gone eight and a third.
This happened on Wednesday night, but it's worth pointing out today because LOL, Phil Hughes, what are you even doing right now?
I've written over a thousand game recaps in my 11 years following the Yankees at Bronx Banter. It can be a tedious and dull writing assignment and I struggle to keep the posts fresh. But every so often you'll get a piece on deadline inspiration like the one my man Jon DeRosa delivered last night:
It takes a certain testicular fortitude to find success in New York. Many have come to the Yankees for the fat paycheck and promise of eternal glory. Some make it, and some shrink before it. The Jury is still out on Phil Hughes, but the Yanks would be nuts to give up on him now.
Your morning roundup for April 16, the day Ralphie turns 40, making a whole lot of people question their very mortality, their confidence as fra-gee-lay as a leglamp.
"For me, the best way to move on from [a bad outing] is to get the paints out. Kind of take my mind off the pitching for a few hours and just kind of regroup." [Star-Ledger]
Notes on a day in baseball: