Phil Hughes became just the second Yankees pitcher to record four strikeouts in an inning on Thursday, doing so in the fourth inning against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Hughes struck out J.P. Hughes' first victim in the inning was J.P. Now, if you can believe this, the only other Yankee to strike out four in an inning was A.J. That achievement, of course, is a pitcher recording four strikeouts in a single inning, and now they can finally say it's happened twice after Phil Hughes struck out four straight batters in the fourth inning of their 10-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. After a quick visit from the training staff and Joe Girardi, Hughes got Adeiny Hechavarria swinging on a high fastball that catcher Russell Martin couldn't handle. He then completed the impressive inning by catching Brett Lawrie looking on another dandy curveball. Four up, four strikeouts. It's difficult to believe, but even with a history as deep and rich as that of the New York Yankees, there's an achievement granted, it's rare their pitchers had only managed to accomplish one time before Thursday night.