The prospect we’ve all been salivating over for the last couple of years is Phil Hughes. He’s pitched well enough for a 21-year-old, thus far, with some moments of brilliance. Last night he went 6.1, which was probably .1 too far, and the result was an additional 2 runs to the 3 he had already given up. It was a game effort. He showed 3 good pitches (fastball, curve, change), but had trouble with control, which he needs for success. I suspect some YFs out there are a bit disappointed, if not a bit concerned, especially when viewing Hughes’s performance thus far through the lens of the phenomenon that has become Joba Chamberlain. Hughes has shown periods of dominance, but for the most part he has been just solid—which is no small accomplishment. Expecting more from him this early is probably both unfair and unreasonable; still, I think many of us are wondering if and when he will bloom into a true ace. It’s going to be fun to watch his development.