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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 Kansas City|| 7.2||0||1|| 3.52||0||1||3|
|vs LHB|| 57.1||0||0|| 4.40||0||6||31|
|vs RHB|| 48.0||0||0|| 4.13||0||4||33|
|Last 10 Games|
Twins: Ervin Santana to start Sunday, Phil Hughes bumped a day
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(7/2/15) Twins manager Paul Molitor confirmed on Thursday that starting pitcher Ervin Santana will return to the mound on Sunday, and Phil Hughes will start on Monday, per MLB.com.
Santana, who is returning from an 80-game suspension for the use of performance enhancing drugs, made his final rehab start in Triple-A on Tuesday.
Phil Hughes wins third straight for Twins
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/1/15) Twins starter Phil Hughes won his third straight start, Tuesday against Cincinnati.
Hughes allowed four runs, two earned, on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. It's the second time in the last five starts that he hasn't lasted at least seven innings and the first time in the last three he hasn't gone eight.
Hughes allowed seven hits, walked one and struck out four. He gave up two home runs for the sixth time this season. He improved to 7-6 on the year.
Twins SP Phil Hughes allows one run in Wednesday's win
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(6/24/15) Twins pitcher Phil Hughes was dominant throughout his start Wednesday, which the Twins won 6-1 over the White Sox.
Hughes allowed one run on six hits over eight innings of work. He also struck out five and did not walk a batter during the outing. Hughes is now 6-6 with a 4.20 ERA on the season. His lone mistake was giving up a solo home run to Adam LaRoche in the second inning.
Hughes has now pitched eight innings and allowed one run in each of his last two starts. He has earned a quality start in his last four starts.
Twins' Phil Hughes snaps two-game losing streak
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/20/15) Twins starter Phil Hughes earned a win in Friday's game against the Cubs. Hughes improved to 5-6 on the year, snapping a two-decision losing streak.
Hughes allowed one run on two hits over eight innings. He didn't walk a batter and struck out four.
"It's definitely the best of the year so far," Hughes said. "So far this year, it's been a bit disappointing for me. But coming off back-to-back wins over St. Louis, carrying the momentum over to tonight was big for us."
Hughes' next start is Wednesday, against the White Sox.
Twins P Phil Hughes hoping to remedy issue with velocity
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(6/18/15) Twins pitcher Phil Hughes is a bit concerned that his velocity has dropped this season, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
In years past, Hughes has thrown pitches up to 93 and 94 mph. This season, Hughes is peakng in the low 90s on the radar gun. In Sunday's start against Texas, Hughes' fastball didn't clock in at 90 mph even.
"Basically, it seems like every other year I have some sort of arm strength issue," Hughes said. "It's nothing that's new to me. It's something I have to try to figure out and alleviate."
Hughes has done a couple of different things to try and remedy the issue. He's participated in a weighted-ball training program and has done more long tossing as opposed to bullpen work in between starts.
"I'm at the point now where I can't just chalk it up to, 'Oh, well, I don't have it,' " Hughes said. "I have to go out there and get results. That's first and foremost. I don't care about the strikeout numbers or anything like that. I'm just trying to get outs and put everything in the rearview and not worry about lighting up the radar gun or getting 10 strikeouts a game."
|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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