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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 LHB|| 37.1||0||0|| 4.34||0||4||21|
|vs RHB|| 27.1||0||0|| 4.94||0||2||20|
|Last 10 Games|
Twins SP Phil Hughes battles for fourth win on Wednesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/27/15) Twins starter Phil Hughes picked up a victory in the team's 6-4 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday. Hughes wasn't stellar, but received enough run support from his offense to still walk away victorious.
Hughes (4-4) went 6 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on six hits. He struck out three and walked two as the Twins swept the Red Sox. All of the runs he gave up were a result of two, two-run home runs to Dustin Pedroia.
Hughes' ERA rose a tick to 4.59, and he'll get a re-match with the Red Sox on Tuesday in Boston.
White Sox get 8 hits on Twins P Phil Hughes
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/22/15) Twins pitcher Phil Hughes gave up two earned runs in Friday evening's 3-2 loss to the White Sox.
It was a mixed bag for Hughes, who kept the run total low but did give up eight hits. He struck out three batters and walked one. This is the third game in his last four that he's allowed at least eight hits.
Hughes now has an ERA of 4.50 this season.
His next start is projected for May 27 against the Red Sox.
Twins starter Phil Hughes wins third straight start Friday
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/15/15) Twins starter Phil Hughes (3-4) allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings Friday to take the win against the Rays.
Hughes gave up a solo home run to David DeJesus in the victory.
After beginning the season 0-4, Hughes has now won three starts in a row.
"Everybody has to step up and do their job. You can't really afford to have guys that aren't pitching well in the rotation," Hughes said of his slow start. "I knew I had to be better. Hopefully this puts me in a spot where I can continue to improve."
Hughes' next start is set for Friday in Chicago against the White Sox.
Twins starter Phil Hughes loses it, but wins it in Cleveland
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/9/15) A fine start turned into a mediocre one Saturday for Twins ace Phil Hughes. But he'll take his second win in six decisions.
Hughes was rolling along with five shutout innings and a 7-0 lead when the Indians started to tee off. A Michael Brantley RBI single ended the blanking in the sixth, then Hughes allowed two doubles and a David Murphy homer that made it 7-4. He was removed after a Jason Kipnis single.
"It's frustrating because I feel like I had good enough stuff and the ability to breeze through this one, but that wasn't the case," Hughes told the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. "I have to do a better job maintaining my stuff because we're not always going to have seven runs to work with."
The right-hander finished having given up four runs on 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings with no walks and four strikeouts. He has allowed 12 runs on 26 hits in his last 17 1/3 innings. He will try to lower his 5.11 ERA next Friday against Tampa Bay.
Twins' Phil Hughes gives up five runs in loss vs. A's
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/4/15) Twins pitcher Phil Hughes picked up a win Monday despite giving up five earned runs on nine hits and two walks in six innings while striking out two in his team's 8-7 victory over the A's.
Hughes (1-4) had given up four runs or fewer in each of his first five starts, but it was in his worst line of the season that he managed to collect his first win. He served up a grand slam in the top of the first inning but was able to largely avoid danger after that, with his only other run coming on a sixth-inning solo home run. After the Twins ralled for four runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a 8-5 lead, Hughes was in line for the win for the first time in the game.
Hughes owns a 5.02 ERA and 28:4 K:BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings. His next start is expected to come Saturday against the Indians in Cleveland.
|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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