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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 (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

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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

Collin McHugh allowed three runs over seven innings of work, striking out nine, in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

McHugh wasn't far from a markedly better result, as he allowed only three hits and two walks on the evening. One of those hits was a two-run home run, though, and another was an Evan Gattis double that turned into a run on a sacrifice fly. He did strike out nine over his seven innings, giving him 81 strikeouts and 27 walks in 72 1/3 innings this year. McHugh will look to get back in the win column for the first time since June 3 when he takes on the Mariners on Monday.
Jun 25 - 10:48 PM

Collin McHugh fell to 4-5 after allowing two unearned runs over six innings in Thursday's loss to the Rays.

McHugh, who had struggled a bit in his previous two starts, was able to hold the anemic Rays offense at bay. The right-hander allowed four hits, walked three, and struck out six in the effort. He continues to provide value for the Astros, as he has a 2.76 ERA, a 1.09 ERA, and a 72/25 K/BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings. McHugh will take on the Braves in his next start.
Jun 19 - 10:29 PM

Collin McHugh gave up four runs (three earned) over five innings in Friday's loss to the Rays.

McHugh, who dealt with a blister on his index finger coming out of his last start, gave up five hits and three walks in the loss. He has failed to pitch more than five innings in each of his last three starts. Still, he owns a surprising 3.03 ERA through 10 starts and remains a solid option in mixed leagues. He'll make another start against the Rays next week, this time in Tampa Bay.
Jun 14 - 12:29 AM

Collin McHugh is dealing with a blister on his right middle finger but remains scheduled to start on Friday against the Rays.

McHugh was likely affected by the blister in Sunday's outing, when he walked five while allowing three runs in 4 1/3 innings. "You just want to stimulate healing from the bottom up," he said. "It affects feel more than anything. For some guys, feel’s a bigger deal. For me it’s kind of a big deal, just kind of trying to let (the ball) go."
Jun 11 - 10:56 AM

Collin McHugh struggled in a start against the Twins on Sunday, walking five while allowing three runs in 4 1/3 innings.

McHugh gave up three hits, including a home run, while striking out six in the abbreviated start. It was his first clunker in his last six starts, as he's been pretty good for most of the season. Even on a bad day, McHugh was living right -- his team scored 14 runs in support, sparing him from taking his fourth loss. He'll try to get back on the right track Friday against the Rays.
Jun 8 - 7:00 PM

Collin McHugh was sharp again on Tuesday, tossing five scoreless innings in a win over the Angels.

McHugh allowed only two hits and walked two in his five innings, striking out four. It was the second straight start in which the right-hander didn't allow a run, lowering his ERA to 2.52 and WHIP to 0.96 in the process. The right-hander continues to be a solid mixed league play heading into Sunday's start at the Twins.
Jun 4 - 1:07 AM

Collin McHugh allowed five hits while striking out nine over seven shutout innings, and the Astros topped the Royals 3-0 on Tuesday.

McHugh didn't walk a batter in the dominating performance. It's been mostly good for the surprising right-hander this year, as Tuesday's win moved him to 3-3 with a 2.80 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 50/12 K/BB ratio over 45 innings of work. His teammate Dallas Keuchel has stolen the show, but McHugh's turnaround this year has been remarkable -- and, like Keuchel's, it's been fairly legitimate as well. He'll take on the Orioles in his next start on Sunday.
May 28 - 12:11 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
3Marc Krauss
2B1Jose Altuve
2Enrique Hernandez
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Robbie Grossman
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Jarred Cosart
3Dallas Keuchel
4Brad Peacock
5Collin McHugh
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Chad Qualls
2Jesse Crain
3Anthony Bass
4Matt Albers
5Tony Sipp
6Josh Fields
7Darin Downs
8Jose Veras
9Josh Zeid
10Jake Buchanan
11Jose Cisnero