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PHIL HUGHES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Preview: Twins at Blue Jays

Although a lack of scoring has led to their recent slump, the Minnesota Twins have unsurprisingly found a way to break through offensively when Phil Hughes is pitching. The right-hander looks to win a career-high seventh straight decision as the visiting Twins try to keep the surging Toronto Blue Jays from moving past them in the wild-card chase Tuesday night. Minnesota (54-51) led...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hughes on verge of rare turnaround

Phil Hughes can do something Thursday night that hasn't been done in 10 years. Hughes was 0-4 in April, but has a chance to win his 10th game when the Minnesota Twins host the Seattle Mariners. No pitcher has been 0-4 (or worse) and then reached 10 wins by the end of July since Barry Zito did it in 2005 with the Oakland A's. Zito was also 0-4 in April that season and just happened...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins vs. Mariners

Phil Hughes has regained the form that made his first season with the Minnesota Twins such a success, and the approach he takes is one J.A. Happ could employ to work through recent struggles. Two pitchers displaying very different command in recent starts face off Thursday night with the Twins hoping to halt a four-game losing streak with the Seattle Mariners in town. Hughes (9-6...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Front of Minnesota Twins rotation suddenly one of league’s best

The Minnesota Twins rotation was basically a joke after finishing dead last in starter ERA in both 2013 and 2014. Phil Hughes was a bright spot for that terrible rotation last year and finished seventh in American League Cy Young voting. The Twins had high hopes for Hughes to continue his success at the top of the rotation, and Minnesota singed veteran free agent Ervin Santana to...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hughes gets best of former club, Twins rout Yankees

MINNEAPOLIS -- Phil Hughes pitched seven shutout innings against his former team and Miguel Sano hit one of Minnesota's four home runs in the Twins' 10-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night. Hughes (9-6) gave up seven hits, struck out three and wiggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh. Trevor Plouffe went 3 for 4 with a homer and a double and Torii Hunter and...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hughes shines against former team, Twins beat Yankees 10-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Phil Hughes pitched seven shutout innings against his former team and Miguel Sano hit one of Minnesota's four home runs in the Twins' 10-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night. Hughes (9-6) gave up seven hits, struck out three and wiggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh. Trevor Plouffe went 3 for 4 with a homer and a double and Torii Hunter...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Both Sides of the Phil Hughes Argument

So much of the analysis we do in baseball follows a pretty simple formula. We notice a player is getting different results, we look for explanations for the change, and then we speculate about whether the latter caused the former and if it will continue. Baseball includes so much random variation and you have to […]
Via Fangraphs
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes turns down $500K bonus offer from Twins

As we near the end of Major League Baseball’s regular season, incentive bonuses in player contracts are coming into play with only a few games remaining. In the case of Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes, his 2014 season comes to an end agonizingly short of an additional $500,000. Hughes was to receive the half million […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes loses mind, sticks out glove to catch rocket gapper to left-center (GIF)

It’s unclear exactly what Minnesota Twins starting pitcher was trying to accomplish during Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, but one thing is certain: It certainly was quite weird. During the bottom of the 6th, Hughes served up a meatball to Royals catcher Sal Perez, who gladly took advantage of the pitch right down […] The post Phil Hughes loses mind, sticks...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Three prospects that could make an impact this year

Minnesota Twins With two months completed in the regular season, the Minnesota Twins continue to search for a solid win streak and a consistent record above the .500 mark. With much of the season still left to play, there are three prospects that could make an impact in the lineup this year if they were to make an appearance.   Byron Buxton, OF   Prior to the 2014 season, Buxton...
Via isportsweb.com
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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