Hughes' velocity down?
September, 7, 2011
By Ian Begley | ESPNNewYork.com
Who knows how the four-hour rain delay affected the right-hander? (We'll find out what he thinks when we talk to him after the game). But it seemed like Hughes' velocity was down. His fastball was in the 89 mph-91 mph range, a few miles below where the Yankees would like him.
The home run he allowed to Matt Wieters in the sixth was a 90 mph fastball.
Hughes' velocity was a serious issue earlier this year. After an awful start in which he couldn't sustain any velocity, he was placed on the DL with right shoulder inflammation.