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Phil Hughes' heater needs more oomph

Fireballing right-hander's lack of velocity rapidly becoming a concern for Yankees

Updated: April 8, 2011, 12:29 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- What Phil Hughes most wants to avoid will be coming at him from all sides. He doesn't want to think about pumping up his velocity when he is on the Fenway mound Friday, but it is unavoidable because there are mph scoreboards everywhere.

"They have like four [mph scoreboards]," Hughes said with a laugh.

Hughes and the New York Yankees can laugh right now about the biggest issue facing their universe because Red Sox Nation is in a state of panic. The Red Sox, this offseason's ...

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