Remember more than five years ago when there were rumors that the Twins might have traded then star pitcher Johan Santana to the Yankees for Phil Hughes?
Well I guess now we know why - because Hughes has been on fire ever since he got into a Twins uni.
After last nights 2-0 win over the Padres, Hughes improved his pitching record to 5-1 on the season and in doing so surpassed his win total from the entire 2013 season when he went 4-14 with the New York Yankees. But even more impressive about his pitching is the following bit of information written by Tyler Mason of Fox Sports North:
"For the fifth straight start, Hughes did not walk a batter. His walk-free streak was extended to 147 consecutive batters after he faced 28 Padres hitters in Wednesday's outing without issuing a free pass. The last time he walked a batter was April 20, more than a month ago."Talk about having control when you're pitching - dude hasn't walked a batter in a month. A MONTH.