Apr 19, 2008

Just keep in mind

One interesting thing to remember about our rookie pitchers compared to Johan Santana is their homerun rate. He's definitely having a better season so far (and will probably have a better overall season - I don't think anyone would argue that), but don't get discouraged. Santana has given up five homeruns in 27.2 innings while the duo of Hughes and Kennedy hasn't allowed even one homerun in their combined 27.2 innings.

And in regards to Hughes' velocity, it was consistently 92-93 last night (for the whole 5.1 innings), so I think we can put the notion of his decreased velocity to rest. He just has to get back to his normal (excellent) command.

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