From the Times -
As he watched Phil Hughes pitch Sunday from his home in Connecticut, Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman noticed that Hughes was not throwing as hard as usual. His fastballs were averaging 88 to 91 miles an hour, Cashman said, when they should have been 91 to 93.
“I don’t know why,” Cashman said. “It’s our job to continue to look and see if there’s anything mechanically. He could still be just building arm strength from being down for so long.
“It’s starting to improve, though. His last two outings, he’s been popping a few more high-velocity fastballs. But he’s got more arm strength than he’s shown lately. He’s not coming at hitters with his full ability yet.”
His fastballs were averaging 88 to 91 miles an hour, Cashman said, when they should have been 91 to 93.
Don’t get me wrong, I would love to see Hughes add 3 MPH to the fastball that he has now…I’m just not sold that it’s going to ever happen.