Hughes Velocity Drop Should Have Pointed to a Problem

Last night Phil Hughes maxed out at 92.3 MPH on his fastball.  His average fastball speed over the course of the regular season was 92.1 mph. It is not good sign when a pitcher is maxing out at his average speed.

The Yankees should have known immediately something was up with Hughes. They may have known and just let him go as long as he possibly could throw effectively.

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