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Phil Hughes | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Phil Hughes allowed five runs -- three earned -- over seven innings Saturday as the Twins dropped the first half of a doubleheader against the White Sox.
Hughes was scheduled to pitch Friday but the game got rained out. He struck out 11 batters and walked just one, but the White Sox got to him for a homer and three doubles. Hughes will carry a 15-10 record, 3.56 ERA, and 1.14 WHIP into his next start at home against the Tigers. Sep 13 - 6:53 PM

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Friday's game between the Twins and White Sox has been postponed due to rain.

It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday. Scheduled starters Phil Hughes and Jose Quintana will be pushed back a day.
Sep 12 - 3:36 PM

Phil Hughes surrendered three earned runs over seven innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Angels.

Hughes gave up runs in the first, second, and third innings, and then the Twins' bullpen got pounded late. The right-hander still has an excellent 3.55 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 165/15 K/BB ratio in 187 2/3 innings this season. He's scheduled to face the White Sox next.
Sep 6 - 10:34 PM

Phil Hughes held the Orioles to three unearned runs over eight innings Monday for his 15th win.

Baltimore scored those three runs on a Nick Hundley homer in the bottom of the seventh inning that was preceded by a throwing error. Hughes was otherwise dominant, striking out five batters and yielding only five total hits over his eight frames. He's 15-8 with a 3.54 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 157/15 K/BB ratio in 180 2/3 innings this season. A home meeting with the Angels is next.
Sep 1 - 4:23 PM

After pitching shutout ball into the eighth, Phil Hughes ended up allowing four runs in 7 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Royals.

Hughes gave up five singles, one of the bunt variety, before being pulled with two runs in. Two inherited runners came around to score off the pen from there, snapping Hughes's streak of five straight quality starts. Of course, for seven innings tonight, he was just as good as in any of the previous five.
Aug 27 - 11:13 PM

Phil Hughes outdueled Corey Kluber on Thursday, throwing seven innings of one-run ball as the Twins beat the Indians 4-1.

Hughes struck out eight and walked none in earning his fourth straight win and 14th overall. Thursday's start was his 15th in a row and 24th in 26 outings this year with one or zero walks. Still, the fact that he's allowed just 12 homers in 165 innings might be even more surprising than his 148/15 K/BB ratio.
Aug 21 - 4:26 PM

Phil Hughes hurled 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Twins' 4-1 defeat of the Royals.

Hughes was again sharp, striking out six without issuing a walk and scattering seven hits over his seven-plus frames. The right-hander moved to 13-8 on the year and now boasts a 3.76 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 140/15 K/BB ratio in 158 innings with the Twinkies. He'll look to keep things rolling next week against the Indians.
Aug 16 - 10:01 PM

Phil Hughes limited the A's to one run over seven innings as the Twins prevailed 6-1 on Sunday.

Hughes gave up just four hits and a walk, striking out seven on the afternoon. He's now won two straight after a three-game losing streak, moving him to 12-8 with a 3.88 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 134/15 K/BB ratio over 150 2/3 innings this season. Hughes will try to keep rolling Saturday against the Royals.
Aug 10 - 10:02 PM

Phil Hughes struck out nine over six innings Tuesday, allowing one run in the Twins' 3-1 win over the Padres.

Hughes scattered seven hits and a walk, with a solo home run by Yonder Alonso serving as the only run against him. He left on the wrong end of a 1-0 score, but the Twins put up three runs in the bottom of the sixth to give Hughes his 11th win of the season. The win also snapped a three-game losing streak for the right-hander, lowering his ERA to 4.01. Hughes will try to make it two in a row when the Twins visit the Athletics on Sunday.
Aug 6 - 12:18 AM

Phil Hughes (shin) will be fine for his next scheduled start on Wednesday in Kansas City.

Hughes exited Thursday's outing after being hit in the right shin by a comebacker, but he's feeling much better and will not miss his next turn. The right-hander has put up a 4.10 ERA but a terrific 113/12 K/BB ratio over 131 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 27 - 10:03 AM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Friday that while Phil Hughes (shin) is sore, he's "not as bad as he thought he might be."

Hughes exited Thursday's outing after being hit in the right shin by a comebacker, but Gardy expects the right-hander to be fine for his next outing. Hughes holds a 4.10 ERA but a superb 113/12 K/BB ratio over 131 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 25 - 5:49 PM

X-rays on Phil Hughes' right shin came back negative.

Hughes was forced from Thursday's outing in the fourth inning when he took an Adam Dunn comebacker off the shin. He'll undoubtedly be sore but the Twins are hopeful that he'll be ready for his next start.
Jul 24 - 11:21 PM

Phil Hughes is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a bruised right shin.

Hughes was injured when he took an Adam Dunn comebacker in the fourth inning of Thursday's outing versus the White Sox. It doesn't appear that X-rays will be required, so Hughes should have a good shot to make his next start. He struck out four while allowing two runs over three frames before exiting.
Jul 24 - 9:38 PM

Phil Hughes left Thursday's start versus the White Sox after being hit in the right leg by a comebacker.

Adam Dunn's smash appeared to hit Hughes' shin, and he eventually limped off the field with the Twins' trainer. He'll likely go for an X-ray, at which point an update on his status will be available.
Jul 24 - 9:10 PM

Phil Hughes was blown up for 11 hits and five runs over seven innings Saturday in a loss to the Rays.

Hughes yielded three runs in the second inning and two in the seventh. He walked just one batter but also struck out only one. The right-hander got off to a good start this season but now owns a less-than-impressive 4.06 ERA.
Jul 19 - 10:04 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
3Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Doug Bernier
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
2Chris Herrmann
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Trevor May
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Aaron Thompson
9A.J. Achter
10Logan Darnell
11Michael Tonkin
12Lester Oliveros