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Collin McHugh | Starting Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Collin McHugh earned his sixth win of the season after limiting the Red Sox to one run in six innings of work on Sunday.
Following Sunday's outing, McHugh has gone at least six innings and allowed one run in four consecutive starts. The right-hander's control was a bit spotty against the Red Sox, however, as he walked four and surrendered seven hits while striking out six. He's been a solid contributor all season long, now sporting an even 3.00 ERA with a 1.10 WHIP, and a 124/39 K/BB ratio. McHugh will take on the Indians in Cleveland in his next start on Saturday. Aug 17 - 5:05 PM

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Collin McHugh limited the Twins to one run over six innings in Tuesday's victory.

McHugh gave up just four hits, with a solo home run by Oswaldo Arcia counting as the only mark against him. Despite pitching well of late, the win was his first since June 3. McHugh is 5-9 with a 3.08 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 118/35 K/BB ratio over 108 innings this year. He's got a chance for a two-win week when he squares off with the Red Sox at Fenway on Sunday.
Aug 12 - 11:38 PM

Collin McHugh's dominant start was marred by the Astros' leaky bullpen, as he was taken out of the decision despite allowing one run over seven innings against the Phillies on Thursday.

Tony Sipp allowed an eighth-inning grand slam to Ryan Howard to give the Phillies a 6-5 lead. McHugh, to that point, had been in line for his fifth win after limiting the Phillies to five hits while striking out eight and issuing no walks. The right-hander has been strong in two of three starts since returning from the disabled list and now has a 3.18 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP, and a 115/35 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Twins at home next Tuesday.
Aug 7 - 10:08 PM

Collin McHugh delivered a strong start in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday, allowing just one run on five hits over 6 1/3 frames.

McHugh punched out five on the evening and issued one walk. After a sacrifice fly in the first inning, he was able to keep the high-powered Jays offense at bay for the remainder of the evening, allowing his team to come back and win. He'll bring a solid 3.32 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 107/35 K/BB ratio into Thursday's matchup against the Phillies in Philadelphia.
Aug 2 - 12:03 AM

Collin McHugh struck out nine but allowed four runs over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Sunday.

Making his first start since July 6, McHugh showed some rust in a three-run first inning. Despite allowing only a solo home run over the rest of his outing, McHugh took the loss, his sixth straight. The right-hander is 4-9 but owns a 3.45 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 102/34 K/BB ratio over 88 2/3 innings this year. He'll face off with the Blue Jays on Friday.
Jul 27 - 5:45 PM

Astros activated RHP Collin McHugh from the 15-day disabled list.

McHugh will rejoin the rotation on Sunday against the Marlins. The right-hander missed the last couple weeks with a right fingernail avulsion but was cleared to return after tossing five innings of one-run ball in a rehab start. McHugh isn't a bad streaming option against the Fish.
Jul 27 - 8:33 AM

Astros manager Bo Porter said Friday that Collin McHugh (finger) is "ready to come back."

He's been cleared after tossing five innings of one-run ball in a rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday. The Astros will announce on Saturday where McHugh will slot back into the rotation.
Jul 25 - 5:24 PM

Collin McHugh (finger) is scheduled to make a rehab start next week for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

McHugh was placed on the disabled list, retroactive to July 12, with a right fingernail avulsion and will make one start on the farm before rejoining the Astros' rotation. The right-hander has a cool 3.28 ERA over 14 starts for the Astros this year.
Jul 19 - 5:43 PM

Collin McHugh (finger) will throw a bullpen session Friday.

McHugh was placed on the disabled list over the weekend due to a right fingernail avulsion, but he should be cleared to rejoin the Astros' rotation next week if Thursday's 'pen session goes well. The right-hander holds a 3.28 ERA over 14 starts for Houston this season.
Jul 17 - 6:56 PM

Astros placed RHP Collin McHugh on the 15-day disabled list with a right fingernail avulsion.

McHugh sustained the injury during his last start. He had originally hoped to be ready in time to pitch on Saturday, but the Astros will play things safely and hold him out until after the All-Star break. Brett Oberholtzer will get the start in his place against the Red Sox.
Jul 12 - 11:24 AM

Collin McHugh (finger) will not start on Saturday against the Red Sox as originally hoped.

McHugh, who is dealing with a right fingernail avulsion, had his bullpen session pushed back from Thursday to Friday. It's possible he'll be able to start Sunday, though the Astros could just decide to hold him out until after the All-Star break. Brett Oberholtzer was scratched from Tuesday's scheduled outing at Triple-A Oklahoma City and seems likely to take the ball Saturday.
Jul 11 - 10:00 AM

Collin McHugh (finger) will be re-evaluated after he throws a bullpen session on Thursday.

McHugh was expected to throw on Wednesday, but he played catch in the outfield instead. The catch session went off without a hitch, but the real test will be Thursday. "It's kind of unpredictable," McHugh said. "I could see them going either way with it for the next start." If McHugh can't go Saturday, the Astros will likely rearrange their rotation to have Jarred Cosart make the start instead.
Jul 9 - 9:50 PM

Collin McHugh (finger) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday.

McHugh was forced to leave Sunday's start against the Angels due to a right middle fingernail avulsion. Whether or not he'll be able to make his next scheduled start over the weekend should be cleared up after Wednesday's 'pen session.
Jul 8 - 6:38 PM

Collin McHugh was forced to leave Sunday's start against the Angels due to a right middle fingernail avulsion.

The fingernail was apparently pulled away from the skin on his finger. He had surrendered a pair of runs on four hits over his four innings of work before being removed.
Jul 6 - 6:03 PM

Collin McHugh was tagged for five runs and three homers in six innings by the Mariners on Monday.

McHugh hadn't allowed multiple homers in any of his previous 12 starts, though that was probably something of a fluke. He's been a big asset for the Astros with his 3.22 ERA and 89/31 K/BB ratio in 78 1/3 innings, but more homers and hits are on the way.
Jul 1 - 12:36 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
3Marc Krauss
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Chad Qualls
2Jesse Crain
3Matt Albers
4Tony Sipp
5Josh Fields
6Darin Downs
7Jose Veras
8Josh Zeid
9Jake Buchanan
10Michael Foltynewicz
11Kevin Chapman
12Jose Cisnero