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PHIL HUGHES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Despite fingernail problem, Hughes pitching like Twins ace

MINNEAPOLIS -- Not even a cracked fingernail can slow Phil Hughes down. The Twins right-hander has looked the part of a staff ace this month, continuing with another solid performance in Thursday's series finale against Cleveland. Hughes allowed just one run in seven innings while striking out eight Indians in Minnesota's 4-1 victory. During the game, though, a fingernail...
Via Fox Sports North
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes Finally Found the Right Breaking Balls

Last year was a tough one for Phil Hughes. Worse than that. “Last year was a disaster for me,” Hughes admitted to me before a August game with the A’s in Oakland. But this year has been much better. He’s top fifteen in strikeouts minus walks, a pretty solid (if simple) way to measure starting […]
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Location, location, location: Hughes on the mark in Twins win

MINNEAPOLIS -- A trend emerged for Twins right-hander Phil Hughes through four innings Tuesday against San Diego. The leadoff batter of each inning couldn't help but stand there and watch as strike three from Hughes crossed home plate. Padres batters Everth Cabrera, Jedd Gyorko, Chris Nelson and Tommy Medica all fell victim as Hughes racked up a season-high nine strikeouts, five...
Via Fox Sports North
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes Hides For Cover From Invisible Ball (Video)

Phil Hughes had quite the embarrassing moment on the mound in Thursday’s game. To say he was a little panicked after the ball went flying in the total opposite direction of him is an understatement… Hughes had no choice but to giggle at himself @TwinsDaily ummm ya. I have no idea. That was embarrassing — Phil Hughes (@PJHughes45) July 31, 2014
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes Tries To Catch Invisible Liner On Double To Left-Center (GIF)

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes was this close to snaring a liner that was hit nowhere near him Wednesday night. During the bottom of the sixth inning, Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez roped a double into left-center field, which was obvious to everyone at Kauffman Stadium except for Hughes. The right-hander saw a completely different scenario go down as he...
Via NESN.com
August 01, 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

Twins' hurting rotation takes another hit as Hughes leaves in loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were already thin on starting pitching. They didn't need this to happen. Twins starter Phil Hughes was hit in the leg by a comebacker to the mound Thursday off the bat of Chicago's Adam Dunn. It caught Hughes in the shin and forced him to leave the game after facing just one batter in the top of the fourth inning. There were no broken bones...
Via Fox Sports North
July 25, 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

Yankees: Finally Girardi knows Hughes stinks

Everybody says that if bird (pigeon if you live in NYC) feces land on your head, or if it rains on your wedding that something good is going to happen. Photograph of Phil Hughes taken on April 29, 2008 at Yankee Stadium..May 1, 2008. Just like it is good luck when you accidentally slip on a big pile of doggie poop, right? Well, earlier today as I innocently was walking down Lexington...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
September 19, 2013  |  1 Comment

Yankees cannot afford a Hughes problem again

Don’t you hate it when you are right?  Phil Hughes on the Scranton Yankees (Photo credit: Wikipedia) What about when you are over and over again? Well, once again, I will state that in this situation I would have happily accepted being wrong about Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes ability. But enough is enough. I have been ripped to shreds for my so-called ‘obsession’ with Hughes’...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
September 03, 2013  |  4 Comments
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