Phil Hughes

#45 SP / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 250 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Twins' Phil Hughes: Posts second straight quality start Sunday

      Hughes (1-7) allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk over six innings to take the loss Sunday against the Blue Jays. Hughes gave up back-to-back homers to lead off the game, and the Twins' offense was only able to score a single run in the contest and denied him a chance at a win. He's now posted consecutive quality starts to lower his ERA to 5.55. He'll make his next start Friday at the Mariners.

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      Twins' Phil Hughes: Looking to go deeper into Sunday's start

      Manager Paul Molitor hopes that Hughes (shoulder) will be able to increase his pitch count in Sunday's start against the Blue Jays, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Hughes did not top 81 pitches in any of his last four starts while battling shoulder fatigue, but Molitor is optimistic that Hughes will be able to handle a regular workload Sunday. Hughes allowed just one earned run over six innings in his last start, but that was just the second time in eight starts this season he ha allowed fewer than three earned runs.

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      Twins' Phil Hughes: Set to start Sunday

      Hughes (shoulder) will make his next scheduled start Sunday as planned, the Associated Press reports. Hughes revealed Tuesday that he's been pitching through shoulder fatigue and it was a factor for why he was removed after just 75 pitches in Tuesday's outing. The Twins wanted to make sure he got through a throwing session Thursday before committing to his next start, but it sounds like he didn't have any issues.

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      Twins' Phil Hughes: Could miss next start

      Hughes (shoulder) could miss his next scheduled start Sunday if a throwing session Thursday does not go well, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports "We'll see - when he gets out there [Thursday], most likely - if this thing is going to be a lingering issue and if we need to make alternative plans," said manager Paul Molitor. Hughes revealed Tuesday that he's been pitching through shoulder fatigue and it was a factor for why he was removed after just 75 pitches in Tuesday's outing. After the game Hughes said the problem wasn't something that would land him on the DL, but Molitor's statement would seem to suggest it's something potentially more serious.

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      Twins' Phil Hughes: Pitching through shoulder fatigue

      Hughes has been pitching with shoulder fatigue the last four starts and it was a factor for why he was lifted after just 75 pitches despite giving up one run Tuesday. "The last three outings (he) hasn't consumed a lot of pitches," Molitor told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "So he got a little extended tonight for the first time in awhile. So we tried to be a little cautious." Hughes said it's not serious enough to land him on the DL, but we'll need to watch his progress. Hughes had struggled before Tuesday's start by giving up 15 runs in 11 innings in his prior three outings.

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      Twins' Phil Hughes: Holds Tigers to one run in no-decision

      Hughes allowed just one run on three hits and no walks with one strikeout over 6.1 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against Minnesota. This was easily Hughes's best start of the year. He had just three quality starts in seven appearances this year and had yet to hold a team under two runs in a single start. Hughes had allowed 15 runs in just 11 innings over his last three starts, so he needed this start to get back on track badly even if his bullpen couldn't hold the lead for him. Hughes didn't walk a batter and has yet to allow more than two walks in a single start this year, but his ERA is still poor at 5.70.

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      Twins' Phil Hughes: Tosses up three homers against Orioles

      Hughes (1-6) yielded five runs on six hits, including three homers over four innings in a loss against the Orioles on Wednesday. He also struck out four and walked none. Home runs were always a huge problem for Hughes in New York, and the issue has resurfaced over the last 14 months. That's now five homers he's allowed in the last 11 frames and seven total this season. Last year, he led the league, allowing 29 bombs in 155.1 innings. Hughes cut his homers allowed down to 16 during his first season in Minnesota, but since April 2015, he's posted a 1.69 HR/9. He'll try to get on track in his next start Tuesday against Detroit.

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      Twins' Phil Hughes: Start moves to Wednesday

      Hughes will have his start pushed back to Wednesday since Monday's game against the Orioles was postponed due to inclement weather, LaVelle E. Neal of the Star Tribune reports. Hughes is coming off a brutal start against the Astros where he lasted just 2.0 innings, giving up six earned runs during that short time on the mound. Things won't get much easier against Baltimore on Wednesday, with Baltimore currently ranked seventh in the majors with a collective batting average of .264.

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      Twins' Phil Hughes: Blasted by Astros for six runs in two innings

      Hughes (1-5) was tagged for six runs on six hits and two walks over just two innings of work in a blowout loss against the Twins on Wednesday. The bullpen contributed by giving up another 10 runs, but Hughes did all the necessary damage by allowing three runs in each of the first two innings. He's been supremely hittable for years now, and with little upside and plenty of downside on a Twins team that doesn't win too often, Hughes belongs on fantasy waiver wires in the vast majority of leagues.

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      Twins' Phil Hughes: Touched up for four earned runs in Friday defeat

      Hughes (1-4) gave up seven hits, four earned runs and two walks over five innings in Friday's 9-2 loss to the Tigers. He struck out two. After four straight quality starts to open the season-- although all but one was on the borderline of qualifying as such-- Hughes collapsed a bit Friday against a resurgent Tigers lineup. He gave up a homer for the first time since an April 13 outing against the White Sox, and issued a pair of free passes for the third straight start. As customary, the ball was in the air plenty when Detroit made contact with Hughes' offerings, as he's now surrendered double-digit fly balls in four of his five trips to the mound. He didn't miss many bats at all, inducing only a single swing-and-miss over 81 pitches. Despite the struggles Friday, Hughes has certainly been serviceable, and has received no more than four runs of support from a lackluster Minnesota offense in any of his five starts.