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Collin McHugh | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 held the Angels to two runs over seven innings but didn't factor in the decision Tuesday.
McHugh gave up five hits and a walk while striking out six in the start. Despite pitching well, he left in line for his sixth loss before the Astros came back to win it in the ninth. McHugh has pitched well enough to win his last two starts but remains 5-5 with a 4.70 ERA and 1.43 WHIP through 15 starts. He'll get another shot at the Angels when the two teams meet again on Monday. Jun 22 - 12:39 AM

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Collin McHugh gave up only one run on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings, but settled for a no-decision in the Astros' 4-1 defeat of the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Unfortunately for McHugh, Adam Wainwright pitched just as well for the Cardinals, preventing either of them from earning the win. McHugh has been better than his 4.89 ERA would indicate this year. We can't expect a repeat of the 2.73 ERA he posted in 2014, but McHugh should be viewed as a solid No. 4-5 fantasy pitcher in mixed leagues with an ERA similar to his 3.97 xFIP moving forward.
Jun 15 - 11:47 PM

Collin McHugh was pulled after giving up four runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings Thursday against the Rangers.

McHugh has just four quality starts in 13 tries this year, and his rotation spot has to be in jeopardy now, especially with Chris Devinski pitching so well in relief of him today (3 1/3 hitless innings). A DL stint and rehab assignment might be necessary here.
Jun 9 - 5:37 PM

Collin McHugh went the distance against the Diamondbacks on Monday allowing three runs while striking out eight in an 8-3 victory.

It wasn't the prettiest outing as far as complete games go, as McHugh served up a couple home runs among the three runs he yielded. However, he also walked just one to go along with his eight punchouts and at Chase Field it was certainly an impressive effort. It's baby steps, but McHugh boasts a 26/3 K/BB ratio over his last 21 1/3 innings. He faces the A's at home this weekend.
May 30 - 8:28 PM

Collin McHugh allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Orioles.

McHugh struck out 10, but he gave up eight hits, three of them coming before he was pulled in the sixth. McHugh has been a disappointment this year, but he's largely kept the Astros in games since getting absolutely blitzed in his season debut against the Yankees on April 6. He has a 4.30 ERA and a 48/11 K/BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings since.
May 25 - 11:19 PM

Collin McHugh allowed two runs while striking out eight over seven innings in a loss to the White Sox on Thursday.

McHugh continues to oscillate between strong and not-so-strong starts, but this time he wasn't rewarded for the good showing. Even so, he allowed just five hits and a walk with the eight strikeouts. The loss dropped him to 4-4 with a 5.13 ERA and 1.58 WHIP. He'll try to get back in the win column -- and avoid the not-so-good start -- Wednesday against the Orioles.
May 19 - 10:48 PM

Collin McHugh's next start has been moved up to Thursday.

McHugh was originally going to pitch Friday against Texas. Thursday's scheduled starter Mike Fiers threw 60 pitches out of the bullpen in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox and will have his next start pushed back to Saturday. Now McHugh will go on normal rest Thursday against the White Sox. The Astros are getting a much-needed day off Monday after allowing 33 runs in four games to Boston over the weekend.
May 16 - 8:52 AM

Collin McHugh took a no-decision Saturday against the Red Sox, allowing four runs in six innings of work.

He finished with two strikeouts and three walks. 66 of McHugh's 100 pitches went for strikes, which may have worked to his disadvantage as the Red Sox gouged him for 10 hits. McHugh settled down as the game went on but never looked sharp. He had a tough assignment Saturday going against a Red Sox team that leads the American League in nearly every offensive category. McHugh will hope for better luck next time out against Texas.
May 14 - 6:30 PM

Collin McHugh held the Mariners to one run over seven innings Sunday in the Astros' 5-1 win.

The only real blemish for McHugh was a solo homer he gave up to Robinson Cano in the top of the fourth inning. McHugh was otherwise stellar, yielding only five total hits and one walk while striking out five. It was a much-needed bounceback outing for the 28-year-old right-hander, who entered the day with a 6.59 ERA. It's down to 5.50.
May 8 - 5:17 PM

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

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