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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 has been shut down for the season due to his innings workload.
Between the majors and minors, McHugh has tossed a career-high 173 2/3 innings this season. That's only four more than he threw in 2012 but 34 2/3 more than he threw last year, so the Astros have obviously decided it's enough. McHugh was one of the biggest breakout surprises this season, posting a 2.73 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 157/41 K/BB ratio over 154 2/3 big league innings. Sep 22 - 7:16 PM

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Collin McHugh allowed three runs over six innings in a win over the Mariners on Sunday.

McHugh gave up just four hits on the afternoon, with Michael Saunders' two-run homer doing most of the damage against him. McHugh walked just one while striking out six. McHugh still hasn't lost since the month of July, and he's now 11-9 with a 2.73 ERA on the year. The right-hander has one final start left in his stellar 2014 campaign, facing the Mets on Saturday.
Sep 21 - 7:03 PM

Collin McHugh left Monday's start versus the Indians with a bruised left forearm.

McHugh took a comebacker off the bat of Lonnie Chisenhall to force his exit. He was in the midst of another excellent outing, yielding just one unearned run on five hits and no walks while striking out seven. The Astros expect McHugh to be ready for his next start.
Sep 15 - 10:45 PM

Collin McHugh fired eight innings of one-run ball, scattering only two hits, in Tuesday's 2-1 triumph over the Mariners.

McHugh struck out four and only walked one. He was utterly and completely dominant until Logan Morrison connected for a game-tying solo homer in the eighth inning. Fortunately for McHugh, Jonathan Villar singled home the game-winning run in the top of the ninth to reward his starter with the victory. McHugh is on a serious roll. Even before crafting this gorgeous gem, he'd gone 4-0 with a 1.79 ERA in his last seven starts since losing for the last time on July 27. Overall, McHugh is 9-9 with a 2.79 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. McHugh takes on the Indians next week.
Sep 10 - 1:12 AM

Collin McHugh limited the Angels to one run over 7 2/3 innings in a victory Wednesday.

McHugh cruised through this one, striking out eight in his longest start since April 27. Since concluding his six-game losing streak on July 27, he's allowed just nine runs in going 4-0 in his last seven starts.
Sep 4 - 2:38 AM

Collin McHugh finished off a strong August with a win, holding the Rangers to two runs over seven innings on Thursday.

McHugh ends August 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA and a 30/6 K/BB ratio. The right-hander scattered eight hits without walking a batter and punching out six on the evening. Overall, McHugh has a 2.99 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a 132/40 K/BB ratio. He'll have to face the Angels at home in his next start on Wednesday.
Aug 28 - 11:20 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
3Max Stassi
1B1Jon Singleton
2Dan Johnson
2B1Jose Altuve
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Brad Peacock
6Samuel Deduno
7Vince Velasquez
8Michael Feliz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Darin Downs
7Jake Buchanan
8Will Harris
9Kevin Chapman
10Michael Foltynewicz