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Collin McHugh | Starting Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Collin McHugh logged a quality start in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday, allowing three runs on nine hits over seven innings of work.
McHugh struck out a pair on the night while walking one. All of the damage against him came on one swing of the bat, as J.D. Martinez launched a two-out three-run home run in the third inning. He'll carry a 3.43 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 47/11 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's matchup against the Orioles in Baltimore. May 22 - 10:09 PM

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Colin McHugh had the strikeout working against the Blue Jays in Sunday's 4-2 win, fanning nine batters over seven innings while allowing two runs.

McHugh bounced back nicely from the seven-run shellacking the Giants handed him in his last start, as the Blue Jays were unable to dent the scoreboard outside of sacrifice flies in the third and fourth innings. McHugh allowed six hits and walked just one on the other side of those nine strikeouts. He boasts a 3.38 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and a 45/10 K/BB ratio over 50 2/3 innings. His next start could be a toughie, though, as he'll be tossing on the road against the Tigers.
May 17 - 4:39 PM

The Giants got to Collin McHugh for seven runs -- three earned -- over 4 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss.

McHugh gave up three runs in the second inning after two singles, a hit batter and a three-run double. A couple fielding errors in the fifth inning contributed to the Giants' other four runs against the right-hander. In total, he allowed six hits and walked two while striking out three. It was the first loss of the year for McHugh, who is still 4-1 with a 3.50 ERA in seven starts. He'll try to get back in the win column Sunday against the Blue Jays.
May 12 - 10:56 PM

Collin McHugh notched a quality start -- allowing two runs in 7 1/3 innings -- in a Thursday no-decision to the Angels.

He struck out seven and scattered five hits, the most damaging of which was Mike Trout's first inning homer. Can't do much about that guy. McHugh, he of the 3.23 ERA, aims to keep the good times rolling next week versus the Giants.
May 8 - 1:11 AM

Collin McHugh improved to 4-0 on the season Saturday, holding the Mariners to four runs over seven innings.

Not the greatest start on earth, but 4-0 is 4-0. Like his 17-7 team, McHugh's just getting things done. McHugh was in a giving mood in the second inning, as the Mariners hit three solo home runs in the frame, but he recovered from the early charity and allowed just one run the rest of the way. This is a good sign for his development, as it would have been very easy to unravel after the three homers. McHugh struck out four and walked three while scattering six hits across his seven innings. With a 3.41 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 27/7 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings, he has more than held his own to this point. He will try to continue his winning ways when the Astros take on the Angels in his next start.
May 3 - 12:21 AM

Collin McHugh notched a quality start -- allowing three runs in six innings -- but took a no-decision in Monday's win against the Padres.

McHugh was solid, scattering seven hits while walking none and striking out five. The Padres scored all three of their runs against the right-hander in the fifth inning on a two-run Wil Myers double and a Yangervis Solarte RBI single. McHugh is off to a nice start to the season, owning a 2.92 ERA with a 1.18 WHIP and a 23/4 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings. He'll try to improve 4-0 in his next start at home against the Mariners.
Apr 28 - 1:50 AM

Collin McHugh improved to 3-0 after yielding three runs in seven innings as the Astros defeated the Mariners on Tuesday.

McHugh was actually in line for the loss until the Astros stormed for five runs in the top of the eighth inning. The right-hander allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out three but mostly had the tough Mariner lineup under control. Along with the three wins, McHugh has a 2.41 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, and an 18/4 K/BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings. He will attempt to pick up his next win in San Diego against the Padres.
Apr 22 - 1:18 AM

Collin McHugh fanned 11 while allowing one run in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a victory over the A's.

McHugh finished one shy of his career high in strikeouts. Though he didn't walk anyone, it still took him 102 pitches to get through 5 2/3 innings, preventing him from working deeper into the game and perhaps adding to his strikeout total. Still, it was another fine outing for the AL's best rookie starter from 2014. He's 2-0 with a 1.54 ERA.
Apr 15 - 11:51 PM

Collin McHugh went six strong innings in Friday's victory over the Rangers, allowing just one run on five hits and a pair of walks.

The 27-year-old right-hander racked up four strikeouts on the afternoon. He picked up right where he left off from his breakthrough 2015 campaign and had the Rangers hitters off balance all day. He'll look to keep things rolling when he takes the hill against the Athletics at home on Wednesday.
Apr 10 - 7:09 PM

Collin McHugh held the Royals scoreless on a hit and a walk over four innings in Saturday's start.

McHugh entered the start with a 4.96 spring ERA, but really only had one really bad outing. He ends the spring with a 3.96 ERA and a 22/5 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings. McHugh broke out last season with a 2.73 ERA and a 157/41 K/BB ratio in 154 2/3 innings last season. While he likely won't repeat the performance to that degree, he should still be valuable in mixed leagues again this season.
Apr 4 - 6:49 PM

Collin McHugh gave up three runs -- two earned -- and two hits in five innings Tuesday as the Astros edged the Mets 4-3.

McHugh struck out seven and walked one. His spring ERA stands at 4.96, but with him having fanned 19 in 16 1/3 innings, that hardly seems worthy of concern. His stuff was just fine today.
Mar 24 - 5:46 PM

Collin McHugh threw three scoreless innings and struck out three in the Astros' 1-0 victory over a Blue Jays split-squad on Monday.

McHugh was the AL's best rookie starter last year, posting a 2.73 ERA and striking out just over a batter an inning. He doesn't project to be quite so outstanding this year, but he'd still make sense as a late-round pick in mixed leagues.
Mar 9 - 4:19 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 07:16:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 07:03:00 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.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Roberto Hernandez
5Lance McCullers
6Brett Oberholtzer
7Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Joe Thatcher
8Jake Buchanan
9Samuel Deduno