Settling In

October 22, 2010 – In Game 2 of the ALCS, Phil Hughes was
scored upon in each of the first three innings. And he got into trouble at the
start of this game, giving up a lead-off double to Elvis Andrus, which
ultimately resulted in the Rangers taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the

But unlike in Game 2, Hughes has settled in. Hughes has retired
12 out of the last 16 batters, and through four innings, he has only given up
two hits and one run.

While Hughes’ difficulties at the start were worrisome, he is
certainly dealing with the big-game jitters well.

–Alfred Santasiere III

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