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Collin McHugh | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Berry College
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 18 (0) / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Collin McHugh gave up three runs in four-plus innings Wednesday as the Astros fell to the Royals in Game 5 of the ALDS.
McHugh held the Royals scoreless over the first three innings before giving up an RBI single to Eric Hosmer in the fourth inning. He then hit Salvador Perez with a pitch and gave up a ground-rule double to Alex Gordon to begin the fifth before being replaced by Mike Fiers. Both baserunners came around to score on an RBI double off the bat of Alex Rios. With Johnny Cueto dominating, that was enough for the Royals. Wed, Oct 14, 2015 11:06:00 PM

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Collin McHugh pitched well during Thursday's 5-2 win over the Royals in Game 1 of the ALDS, yielding two runs on four hits over six innings.

Rain delayed the contest for almost an hour after two innings of play, but mere weather was not enough to drive McHugh from the mound. The 28-year-old right-hander returned after the delay and ultimately gave the Astros six strong innings. He struck out one and walked one on the evening. Both runs scored on his watch came off the bat of Kendrys Morales, who launched solo homers in the second and fourth innings. Scott Kazmir will try to match McHugh's strong work when he takes the ball in Game 2 of the series on Friday.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 11:45:00 PM

Collin McHugh will start Game 1 of the ALDS against the Royals on Thursday.

He was the likeliest choice with the club having to use Dallas Keuchel in the Wild Card Game. McHugh was up-and-down in September but ultimately earned the assignment with a strong second half that included a 3.11 ERA. He'll take on Yordano Ventura on Thursday. Keuchel will start Game 3, but Houston's Game 2 starter and potential Game 4 starter isn't known yet.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 11:47:00 PM

Collin McHugh tossed seven innings of one-run ball in the Astros' 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

It was a terrific, clutch performance from the 28-year-old right-hander, who picked up his 19th win and kept the Astros in the lead for the second AL Wild Card with one game to go. McHugh struck out six, issued only one walk, and scattered four singles and two doubles. He will finish the regular season with a 3.89 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 171/53 K/BB ratio in 203 2/3 frames.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 11:45:00 PM

Collin McHugh picked up his 18th victory of the season on Saturday, limiting the Rangers to four runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings.

McHugh racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon and walked only one. While he wasn't at his best, he did enough to keep his team in the ballgame and the powerful Astros offense was able to do the rest. He'll head into Friday's start against the Diamondbacks in Arizona with a 3.98 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 165/52 K/BB ratio over 196 2/3 innings on the year.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 04:33:00 PM

Collin McHugh tossed a gem in Sunday's 5-1 win over the A's, hurling eight innings of one-run ball.

McHugh surrendered just four hits while fanning eight and walking two over his eight stellar innings of work. Marcus Semien boosted the A's to a 1-0 lead with an RBI double in the second for the lone run to score on the 28-year-old right-hander's watch. With the win, he improved to 17-8 with a 3.93 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. He'll try to repeat Sunday's result in a home outing against the Rangers next weekend.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Collin McHugh allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings before being removed in a no-decision Tuesday against the Rangers.

McHugh left well before the Rangers walked off in the ninth inning, but he pitched poorly enough to deserve a loss. The right-hander gave up eight hits and walked three on the evening, striking out four. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak and dropped him to 16-8 overall. McHugh has a 4.05 ERA and 1.31 WHIP ahead of Sunday's start against the Athletics.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 12:45:00 AM

Collin McHugh was not at his sharpest in Wednesday's win over the A's, allowing five runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings.

The Astros staked McHugh to a 7-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth, at which point their starter opted to make the game more interesting by allowing a four-spot. Both Billy Butler and Josh Reddick homered in that frame. McHugh will try to pitch with a little more style when he takes his 3.89 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into a road outing against the Rangers next time he toes the rubber.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 01:49:00 AM

Collin McHugh was superb in Friday's 8-0 win over the Twins, firing 7 2/3 innings of shutout ball.

McHugh scattered seven hits while striking out six and walking one. This was the first time this season he held the opponent scoreless in a start. He's been coming on strong of late, having allowed two runs or fewer in each of his last six outings. For the season, the 28-year-old right-hander holds a 3.75 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. Up next on the docket, a road date with the A's as McHugh looks to continue his recent brilliant ways.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 11:41:00 PM

Collin McHugh held the Yankees to two runs over 6 1/3 innings Wednesday in an Astros victory.

McHugh was cruising until the bottom of the seventh inning, when Greg Bird drew a leadoff walk and Didi Gregorius connected for a two-run homer to right field. Those were the only two runs New York would plate on the afternoon. McHugh struck out eight and moved to 14-7 on the year with a cool 3.92 ERA. He's had a really great August.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 04:54:00 PM

Collin McHugh allowed one run over seven innings in a loss to the Rays on Thursday.

It's the third time in four starts that McHugh has allowed exactly one run over seven innings. He has a 1.67 ERA in 27 innings for the month, but he's collected just one win to show for it. Of course, he was due for something of a luck correction after entering August 12-5 despite a 4.43 ERA.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 11:26:00 PM

Collin McHugh tossed seven innings of one-run ball but the Astros fell to the Tigers on Saturday.

Detroit won the game with a three-run 11th inning. McHugh did his part, yielding only four hits and two walks while striking out seven in what turned out to be a no-decision. The 28-year-old right-hander will carry a 4.09 ERA into his next start at home against the Rays.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 10:53:00 PM

Collin McHugh turned in an impressive start in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks, tossing seven innings of one-run ball.

McHugh struck out six and walked one while scattering eight hits over his seven innings of work. The lone run to score against him came home on an RBI double by Jake Lamb in the second inning. This would be the only run the Astros allowed in the game. McHugh moved to 13-5 with the victory and now holds a 4.27 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 108/34 K/BB ratio across 139 innings. A road start against the A's awaits him on the schedule.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 05:30:00 PM

Collin McHugh allowed five runs over five innings but earned the win Tuesday against the Angels.

McHugh wasn't terribly sharp -- he gave up seven hits and walked four in the game -- but he was the sharper of the two starters, and that was good enough to earn him the victory. It was still a less-than-encouraging showing from the 28-year-old, who now owns a 4.43 ERA and 1.32 WHIP through 21 starts. He'll look for his 13th win of the year Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 12:24:00 AM

Collin McHugh pitched seven innings of two-run ball Wednesday in a victory over the Red Sox.

McHugh still has the unimpressive 4.25 ERA, but that's down from 5.04 a month ago. He's won five of his last seven starts, allowing no more than three earned runs in any of them.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 11:35:00 PM

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