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Splitsphil

Posted By Alex Belth On August 13, 2010 @ 11:22 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

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Over at PB, Jay Jaffe takes a look [2] at the two-halves of Phil Hughes’ season:

On both sides of the line, Hughes has received virtually identical defensive support from his teammates, above-average support at that, given that the league batting average on balls in play is .294. He’s got two main problems: he isn’t striking out hitters at nearly the same clip as early in the year, and his home run rate has more than doubled. The latter is a byproduct of him generating fewer groundballs (which don’t go for homers) and getting a bit more bad luck on his increased number of fly balls (which do, given enough of ‘em).


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[2] Jay Jaffe takes a look: http://www.pinstripedbible.com/2010/08/12/two-faced-phil/

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