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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||210.00||17.00||10.00||0.00||3.13||1.11||189.00||21.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit|| 14.0||2||0|| 0.64||0||0||9|
|vs LHB|| 113.0||0||0|| 2.71||0||11||101|
|vs RHB|| 96.2||0||0|| 4.47||0||5||85|
|Last 10 Games|
Twins' Phil Hughes strikes out seven Class A batters Friday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/27/15) Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes made a minor-league start Friday against Rays' Class A players, per MLB.com. The right-hander allowed three runs on five hits (one home run) in six innings, while throwing 69 pitches and recording seven strikeouts.
Hughes is 2-0 with a 6.35 ERA in four spring starts. He has allowed eight runs on 13 hits (two home runs) and five walks, while striking out 10 in 11 1/3 innings.
Twins pitcher Phil Hughes struggles with location Sunday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/22/15) Twins pitcher Phil Hughes struggled with his pitch accuracy a bit on Sunday, giving up two walks in 5 2/3 innings of work. He gave up three runs on six hits and was not pleased with how he performed.
"It bothers me still," Hughes said. "Not to say I'm going to be able to avoid it all together. I'm very competitive out there, and any time something doesn't go your way, it's going to make you mad even though you know it's part of Spring Training. After a few months off, you're not going to be able to go out there and be in midseason form, but it's still something you don't want to see."
Hughes 74 pitches in the outing and is expected to be the Twins Opening Day starter.
"Phil had to work today, and that's probably a good point," manager Paul Molitor said. "He's getting his work in, and I think he's building up arm strength and he's using his pitches. It wasn't a real clean line for him today. You could see some frustration at times, but he kept grinding. I don't have any concerns about him as far as how he's coming along this spring. His last batter he had a real good sequence to get his last out."
Twins' Phil Hughes limits Orioles to solo home run Tuesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/17/15) Twins pitcher Phil Hughes allowed one earned run on one hit and one walk in four innings while striking out two in his team's 10-9 win over the Orioles Tuesday.
The only hit Hughes allowed came on a solo home run in the first inning, but he wasn't quite satisfied with his fastball, MLB.com reports.
"It was one of those days I didn't have great life on my fastball, but I was trying to locate it to try and get some quick outs. And I was able to do that for the most part," Hughes said.
Hughes lowered his spring ERA to 6.75 with his work Tuesday.
Twins SP Phil Hughes lasts only five outs in second spring start
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/12/15) Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes was pulled in the second inning of Thursday's spring start against the Marlins after the right-handed hurler had trouble locating his cutter.
Hughes got off to a great start Thursday, as he struck out the side in the first inning. But it wasn't the same story in the second inning. He allowed a leadoff single to Justin Bour and a one-out double to Adeiny Hechavarria before Jeff Mathis connected for a three-run homer.
Hughes walked Don Kelly following Mathis' home run before he allowed Kelly to move up to second base on a wild pitch. Hughes did get Donovan Solano to pop out to first base before he was replaced by Jason Wheeler.
Kelly would score on Dee Gordon's two-out RBI single. Hughes was charged with four runs on three hits and one walk in 1 2/3 innings. He struck out three.
Hughes admitted after the outing he wasn't happy with how plate umpire Marvin Hudson was calling the game, per the Pioneer Press.
"He knew something was up with me out there. I was just fuming," Hughes said of getting a visit from pitching coach Neil Allen in the second inning. "I was probably going to get thrown out of the game if it wasn't spring training. I don't remember ever being that mad in a spring training game."
Molitor expects Phil Hughes to start Twins' opener
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(2/23/15) Twins manager Paul Molitor knows who his ace is. While speaking to the media on Monday, Molitor said he expects RHP Phil Hughes to start on opening day for the Twins, assuming he remains healthy.
Molitor did hedge his bet, saying that the decision was "in pencil."
Hughes was 16-10, with a 3.52 ERA in his first season with the Twins, last year.
|2014 summary: After seven mostly torturous seasons as a Yankee, a change of scenery -- to Minnesota -- and arsenal helped to produce a stellar season for Phil Hughes. Pitching home games at Target Field did wonders for Hughes' home run rate, but the re-introduction of a cutter, which Hughes frequently used to finish off lefty batters, was also critical to his newfound success. No qualifying major league starter pounded the strike zone more often or induced a higher proportion of swings on pitches outside the zone. That combination made it almost impossible for hitters to walk against Hughes, as he issued 16 free passes in 209 2/3 innings, posting a 3.52 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in the process.|
Playing time status: Hughes emerged as the Twins' ace, and last season could have been the first of many 200-inning seasons for him.
2015 outlook: Hughes was a top 20 starting pitcher in Fantasy last season, and even if he walks a few more batters this year, he will likely make up for it by lowering his .330 BABIP. Look for a repeat of his 2014 performance, which would make him an appropriate target within the first 60 picks overall in standard Head-to-Head leagues and first 80 picks in standard Rotisserie leagues.
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