He had a 1-4 record with a 7.48 ERA, and he was pitching himself out of the rotation with poor performance after poor performance.
David Phelps was attempting to pitch himself into the rotation and Andy Pettitte is returning to the Yankees on Sunday, so it seemed like only a matter of time before Hughes got demoted.
A little over a week ago, I wrote a story stating that Hughes was on the verge of losing his spot when Pettitte came back to the team.
Lately, it seems like Hughes may finally be turning everything around.
In his last two starts, Hughes not only has given the Yankees back-to-back wins, he's given them back-to-back quality starts.
On May 6, Hughes overpowered the Kansas City Royals for 6.2 innings, six hits and seven strikeouts, which was his second win of the season.