In the second inning of a game between the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins, Phil Hughes walked Alcides Escobar to load the bases with two outs in a seven-pitch at bat. Hughes loading the bases with a walk is something Yankees fans and fantasy owners alike have seen a number of times, but what made that moment so memorable is that is the last time Hughes has walked a batter in 2014.
As Hughes took the mound on Sunday in his former house of horrors in The Bronx, he brought with him a streak of 175 batters faced without issuing a walk with him. He also takes a streak of 110 batters faced without allowing a home run as Nelson Cruz is the only batter to hit a home run off him since that April 20th Royals-Twins game when...Alcides Escobar went yard in the eighth inning.
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