Game 22 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins

Happy Michael Fulmer Day! Watching a player make his major league debut is always exciting, but the fanfare seems bigger when that player is a starting pitcher. Part of that may be circumstance; there is a little more time for hype to build when a starter is announced two or three days beforehand. Michael Fulmer's debut is a little more special than most, though. The Tigers' highest...
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Twins squander Hughes' quality start in shutout loss to Nationals

WASHINGTON -- Tanner Roark struck out a career-high 15 and allowed only two hits over seven innings in a dominating performance that carried the Washington Nationals past the Minnesota Twins 2-0 Saturday.Roark and a trio of relievers combined to fan 18, the most by Washington since its arrival from Montreal in 2005.Roark (2-2) twice struck out the side and fanned at least two strikeouts...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins look to level series with Hughes on mound

The Twins' Phil Hughes and Nationals' Tanner Roark have thrown a combined 1,544 1/3 innings in their careers, only eight of which have come against the teams they'll be facing Saturday.
7 days ago

Hockey Tweets of the Week – Week 24

It’s time once again to get social, boys and girls. Welcome to the 24th edition of the hockey tweets of the week. March means that two things are in full swing: Hockey’s playoff drive, and spring training. (I hear there’s also a basketball tournament going on.) But with the marriage of baseball and hockey on the television front, it’s a good week to see some fun ways that...
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March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes laughs off error on custom-made Rawlings glove

Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes has a good sense of humor, as we've seen during his well-chronicled fascination with "The Bachelor."And that easygoing nature came in handy again Thursday when his custom-made Rawlings glove arrived --€“ with the wrong number stitched on it.Hughes wore 65 during his New York Yankees days, but made the switch to 45 when he signed with the...
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March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Rawlings makes hilarious mistake with Phil Hughes’ glove

Phil Hughes wore No. 65 with the Yankees until 2013. When he signed with the Minnesota Twins in 2014, Hughes switched his number to 45. Apparently nobody at Rawlings — the company who supplies Hughes with his glove — got the memo. .@RawlingsStevie thanks for everything Stevie. I haven't been #65 in 3 years but I know you try hard! — Phil Hughes ...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Hughes pitches 3 scoreless innings, as Twins top Orioles 3-0

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Phil Hughes pitched perfect three innings as the Minnesota Twins beat the winless Baltimore Orioles 3-0 on Monday.In Hughes' two starts, he's allowed just one hit in five scoreless innings. He's yet to strike out a batter.Baltimore lost for the seventh straight time. The Orioles are 0-7-1 this spring.Ubaldo Jimenez, who gave up six runs and retired just one batter...
Via Associated Press
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins tack three more years onto Phil Hughes’ contract

After by far the finest year of his career in 2014, Phil Hughes won’t be leaving Minnesota any time soon. Hughes agreed to a three-year, $42 million extension that will be added to the two years remaining on his current three-year, $24 million deal, meaning that he’ll be staying with the Twins until 2019. The extension, first reported by Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News...
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December 22, 2014  |  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...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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