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Chien-Ming Who? Yankees’ Phil Hughes Arrives Without Hype, As Advertised

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Yankees were unsure of where their season stood, and even more unsure of what would become of their besieged pitching staff.

 

Chien-Ming Wang had recently suffered both a mental and physical breakdown in New York, and 19 automatic wins instead quickly manifested itself as a gaping hole in the rotation.

 

A mysterious “injury” sent Wang away to the Yankees' secret Tampa laboratory, trying to fix what so suddenly and unexpectedly became broken. A culmination of velocity reduction, arm slot inconsistencies, and a non-sinking sinker forced New York’s hand.<...

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