First number, last word

Pirates batters have been hit by 26 pitches this year, the most in baseball. The Padres are next with 23, and the closest after that are the Reds and Athletics with 20 heading into Tuesday.

"Me too."
-- Hughes to a reporter after he said he hopes to see the reliever soon

Steven Petrella is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.