Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Phil Hughes Discusses His Velocity

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:
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.

2 Comments:

Marc A. said...

This is very good to hear.

Big Time Yanks Fan said...

Yea Marc it relly is, I just hope he remains a Yankee, and they don't do something stupid like include him in a deal for Johan.