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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
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Collin McHugh allowed four runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings but earned the win Tuesday against the Twins.
McHugh allowed two home runs in the fairly pedestrian start, but he was blessed with enough run support to win his third of the year. On the plus side, he did strike out six in the outing. There hasn't been a whole lot to like about the 28-year-old this year despite his 3-3 record, as it comes with a 6.59 ERA and 1.83 WHIP. The Astros aren't exactly flush with better options at the moment, though, so he'll take the hill again Sunday against the Mariners. May 4 - 12:33 AM

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Collin McHugh was clobbered in Friday's loss to the Red Sox, giving up five runs on 10 hits over his four innings.

McHugh punched out three on the night while walking one. The Red Sox got to him early and often, striking for two in the first inning and adding on single runs in each of his remaining frames. McHugh has been a disaster on the mound through four starts, posting a 7.56 ERA over 16 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back on track on Wednesday against the Mariners in Seattle.
Apr 23 - 12:23 AM

Collin McHugh got knocked around for four runs on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings in a loss on Saturday evening against the Tigers.

It’s been an up-and-down April for McHugh, who couldn’t get out of the first inning on April 6, threw seven shutout innings on April 11 and now gave up four runs in 5 1/3 frames on Saturday. The good news is that the strikeout pitch returned against the Tigers, as he fanned seven and walked no one. Despite his 6.39 ERA, he does have a 3.16 FIP early in the year, so perhaps there’s a tidy little buy-low opportunity for fantasy owners who are willing to take a chance on a small sample size.
Apr 16 - 10:48 PM

Collin McHugh scattered eight hits over seven scoreless innings Monday as the Astros beat the Royals 8-2.

McHugh dealt with baserunners in every inning except the first, but he kept managing to escape. In the seventh, he loaded the bases with one out, which probably would have result in his removal if the score hadn't been 7-0 at the time. However, he was able to get Mike Moustakas to pop out and Lorenzo Cain to fly out to stop the rally. McHugh was torched by the Yankees his first time out, so he's now 1-1 with a 6.14 ERA.
Apr 12 - 12:10 AM

Collin McHugh was shelled for six runs on Wednesday, only retiring a single batter against the Yankees before being lifted.

McHugh allowed six of the first seven batters of the game to reach base before he was removed. Unfortunately, these early-inning struggles have become a trend for the right-hander. He owned a career 5.91 ERA in the first inning, even before Wednesday night's brow-beating versus the Bronx Bombers. It’s a brutal start to 2016, to be sure, but it doesn’t change his solid, mid-rotation projection for fantasy owners.
Apr 6 - 11:03 PM

Collin McHugh will start the second game of the regular season for the Astros.

Dallas Keuchel has already been tabbed to work on Opening Day. The remaining order hasn't been set yet, but the rotation is expected to be filled out by Scott Feldman, Mike Fiers and Doug Fister.
Mar 25 - 9:25 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Max Stassi
3Erik Kratz
1B1Tyler White
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Scott Feldman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Ken Giles
3Pat Neshek
4Tony Sipp
5Will Harris
6Josh Fields
7Chris Devenski
8Michael Feliz