Found May 14, 2013 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
Photograph of Phil Hughes taken on April 29, 2008 at Yankee Stadium. 04:50, 1 May 2008 . . Mandalatv . . 1,272×954 (691 KB) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Is Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes irrevocably becoming what everyone touted him to be?  After six seasons of being a source of utter frustration, it seems like Hughes has finally gotten it. And I hate to say I told you so, but I did. Countless times in the past, I have pointed out that Hughes lived and died by the speed gun. His fastball’s velocity went hand in hand with his confidence level. At first, Hughes got away with primarily throwing his fastball when it clocked in at 93+ mph. Like in his infamous All-Star 2010 season when he won 18 games, a number masked by the Yankee bats providing a ton of run support. As expected this charade didn’t last long, as big league hitters eventually figured out Hughes’ love affair with his four-seamer. And it did not matter anymore whether Hughes was throwing 96 or 89 mph. One time through a lineup, ...
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