Phil Hughes: No Answers

Bernadette PasleyContributor IApril 9, 2011

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 8:  Phil Hughes #65 of  the New York Yankees reacts during a rough second inning against the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day at Fenway Park on April 8, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Everything is fine, he says. He's not hurt. He's not fatigued. It's nothing mechanical. Why, then, has Phil Hughes lost the velocity on his fastball?

No one has an answer, and that has me scratching my head. With all the technological advances to the game these days, you'd think this would be something that could be figured out relatively easily. But Yankee management is making it sound as if all anyone can do is hope and pray that Hughes finds his fastball.

How long does one hope and pray? Until after his next start? Until the end of April? Or, does no one have an answer to that either?

It boggles my mind, what about you?.