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Phil Hughes Struggles: Should Joe Girardi Rethink Bullpen for World Series?

Hughes hasn't been his dominant self this postseason, as has been very well documented. So far, his line reads:

4.2 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 6 K.

That works out to a .557 BABIP, but it's not like he's been giving up weakly hit balls. Thirty-five percent of the batted balls against him have been line drives. Usually, I wouldn't be worried over a few bad innings. I mean, it happens to everyone.

The numbers themselves would barely change Hughes' projections, but there has been concern over his mechanics recently. Mechanics aren't something that Pitch F/X deals with, but there may be something else that Pitch F/X can show us that explains why he is struggling.

I took an aggregate collection of Hughes' September data and compared ...

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