Consistent Velocity Key To Hamels' Success

David Murphy of the Philadelphia Inquirer has an interesting take on Cole Hamels' resurgence in his two most recent starts:

When Hamels' velocity is consistent, it is an indication that the rest of his game his consistent as well. He isn't battling himself on the mound or straying from the smooth mechanics that have brought him thus far. He is controlling his pitches, rather than throwing them.

Murphy goes on to compare Hamels' fastball velocity from three of his postseason starts last year (all wins) with his two starts against the Giants (one win, one loss). It isn't a perfect measure by any means, but suffice it to say, if Hamels keeps his velocity consistent (indicating that he is more consistent overall), he is going to be dangerous for the Phillies down the stretch.

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