Phil Hughes and Carl Pavano each pitched for Class A Charleston tonight.
Hughes went 3.2 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and one walk while striking out five. Pavano went three innnings, allowing five hits, one run and two walks with two strikeouts.
Hughes, according to a report that was e-mailed to me, was hitting 95.
“Tonight I was able settle in and spot my fastball, and throw my breaking balls and changeups,” Hughes said. “I was able to go 50-plus pitches tonight, and then go up to 65 or 70 pitches next outing.”
Hughes tossed 54 pitches. He is a start or two away from being MLB-ready, at least from a point-count standpoint.