After coming back from my injury last season my mechanics were a little out of whack. This led to a little loss of velocity and command. When Dave (Eiland) arrived in September we were able to work out some things and I think that had a lot to do with the success I had at the end of the season. It was nice to finish off the year on a good note so I have something to work toward to get back to my normal self in 2008.This should put to rest some of the worries regarding his velocity. I really don't know why people are still worried anyway, Hughes was 3-0 with a 2.73 ERA in September, and everyone remembers his great performance in game 3 of the ALDS. He could be in for a very good year in 2008, especially with Dave Eiland around all season.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Phil had a Q&A on his blog today, and was asked about his loss of velocity during the second half of last season. Here is what he had to say:
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