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Collin McHugh | Starting Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Collin McHugh went eight strong innings Sunday, allowing two hits and one run in a 3-1 victory over the Yankees.
The Yankees actually drew first blood with a Brett Gardner RBI single in the third inning, but McHugh and the bullpen kept them in check for the rest of the contest. He gave up just two hits, both singles, and walked two while striking out eight in the game. It was the second straight game McHugh has gone eight innings and his third win in a row, running his record to 9-3 with a 4.51 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. McHugh will try to keep it rolling Saturday at the Red Sox. Jun 28 - 4:48 PM

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Collin McHugh pitched eight innings of two-run ball to beat the Angels on Tuesday.

McHugh struck out six and walked one in one of his best starts of the year. It's mostly about staying away from the long ball for him; he's 6-1 with a 3.33 ERA when he doesn't allow a homer and 2-2 with a 5.74 ERA the rest of the time.
Jun 24 - 1:37 AM

Collin McHugh yielded three runs over six innings in Thursday's 8-4 win over the Rockies.

McHugh gave up a three-run homer in the first inning, but managed to hold the Rockies off the board the rest of his outing. While he gave up just four hits and struck out eight, he walked a season-high five batters. Fantasy owners will take whatever progress they can get from him, but it's still hard to trust him right now. He'll bring a 5.04 ERA into a start against the Angels next week.
Jun 18 - 6:53 PM

Collin McHugh was absolutely crushed by the Mariners on Saturday, surrendering eight runs on nine hits over just three innings.

The game started out horribly enough for McHugh, who allowed five runs to the Mariners in the first inning. The big blow in the frame was a three-run homer by Logan Morrison. McHugh would allow another homer to Morrison in the third inning, this time a two-run shot. That made the score 8-0 and McHugh wouldn't have a chance to allow a third Morrison homer. As you might suspect, eight runs in three innings will do a number on your ERA. In this case, McHugh's 4.34 number entering the game jumped to 5.08. A road outing against the Rockies next Thursday afternoon will serve as his opportunity to bounce back from this disaster.
Jun 13 - 7:38 PM

Collin McHugh took a no-decision, allowing three runs in six innings as the Astros were walk-off losers of Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

McHugh gave up seven hits -- including a solo home run to Jose Bautista and a two-run home run to Russell Martin -- while walking one and striking out three. The right-hander has been mediocre this season, carrying a 4.34 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP and a 61/14 K/BB ratio in 76 2/3 innings. Nevertheless, he's 6-2 on the year, which he'll try to further improve in his next start at home against the Mariners.
Jun 7 - 4:27 PM

Collin McHugh allowed four runs over seven innings but earned the win against the Orioles on Tuesday.

McHugh gave up six hits, walked two and struck out six in the win. Wins have been tough to come by for the right-hander in recent weeks, as Tuesday's was just his second since May 7. McHugh is 6-2 with a 4.33 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season. He'll try to make it two in a row Sunday at the Blue Jays.
Jun 2 - 11:45 PM

Collin McHugh allowed nine hits and four runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Things fell apart for McHugh in the fourth inning, when the Orioles plated all four of their runs against the right-hander. That included back-to-back homers from Chris Davis and Steve Pearce. McHugh was otherwise pretty good, striking out five without walking a batter. He'll carry a 5-2 record and 4.24 ERA into Tuesday's rematch with the same O's.
May 27 - 8:14 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2Jon Singleton
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Jed Lowrie
3Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
3Domingo Santana
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Lance McCullers
5Vincent Velasquez
6Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Joe Thatcher
8Samuel Deduno
9Roberto Hernandez
10Michael Feliz