Hughes Rules take toll as Phil rocked

Bombers believe in limiting young righty's innings -- short-term effects be damned

Updated: June 30, 2010, 1:28 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The counterargument to the screamers who hate the Phil Hughes Rules will stand on a mound 3,000 miles away from the one in the Bronx on which Hughes imploded Tuesday night.

On the campus of USC on Wednesday, Mark Prior, now 29, will throw for scouts as he tries to make yet another comeback. In 2003, when he was just 22, then-Chicago Cubs manager Dusty Baker didn't show any prudence and allowed Prior to fire nearly 240 innings, including the postseason. Prior was never the same ...

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