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Hughes sharp again in Twins win

Twins righthander Phil Hughes pitched into the seventh inning as he won his third straight start.
Red Reporter Jun 30, 2015

Reds vs. Twins, Game 2: Preview and Predictions Thread

Minnesota Twins @ Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, June 30, 20157:10 PM EDTGABP Anthony DeSclafani vs. Phil Hughes Disco looks to keep the good vibes going, as he takes on Phil Hughes with a chance to win the series. Disco gave up 4 runs in his last start, but only one was earned, so he'll look to have better luck in this next iteration. Phil Hughes is coming off of back-to-back 8-inning 1-run starts against both Chicago teams, so this probably is a bad time to run into him. Hopefully the weather holds up. Go Reds! Editor's Note: SB Nation's partner FanDuel is hosting a $100,000 one-day...

Hughes: All my pitches were working.

Twins righthander Phil Hughes says he had command of all three of his primary pitches Wednesday, making it easy to settle in against the White Sox.
Twinkie Town Jun 24, 2015

Twins 6, White Sox 1: Hughes continues to roll, Twins win series

Adam Laroche homered, but that was all of the offense that Chicago would get on Hughes. This game went by quick thanks to the starting pitchers today. Chris Sale was his usual self, striking out 10 today, extending his streak to 7 consecutive starts with 10 or more strikeouts. Phil Hughes only struck out 5 today but went 8 innings and only gave up one run on a solo HR by Adam Laroche in the second. The Twins were able to get to Sale in the 4th, though. Brian Dozier lead off with a double, and Mauer moved him to 3rd with a ground out, then Torii Hunter hit a ground-rule double to score...
Twinkie Town Jun 20, 2015

Hughes, Plouffe Smother Cubs, 7-2

Nice, easy wins are good and fun. Trevor Plouffe had a terrible night running the bases Friday.  Fortunately, he had a terrific night clearing them, as his four runs batted in combined with a dominant Phil Hughes to lead the Twins to a 7-2 stomping of the Cubs on Friday night. Plouffe was caught off first and/or second base three times in the first five innings, but more than made up for it with some luck and some power.  With the bases loaded in the first, his double-play grounder was mishandled with a vengeance by Starlin Castro, allowing the first two runs to score.  His double in the...

Hughes strong for eight innings

Twins righthander Phil Hughes got an early lead Friday night against the Cubs and cruised from there.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jun 19, 2015

Minnesota Twins: Phil Hughes shines in win over Cubs

Phil Hughes was dominant. Trevor Plouffe was opportunistic.
The Cub Reporter Jun 19, 2015

Cubs @ Twins: Hendricks vs. Hughes (Game 65 Thread)

CHC (35-29): RHP Kyle Hendricks (2-2, 3.80)MIN (36-30): RHP Phil Hughes (4-6, 4.79)First pitch: 7:10pmCT Fowler# cf Rizzo* 1b Bryant 3b Montero* c Castro ss Coghlan* lf Denorfia rf Schwarber* dh Russell 2b   Dozier 2b Rosario* rf Mauer* 1b Plouffe 3b Nunez ss Suzuki c Vargas# dh Escobar# lf Buxton cf Hendricks threw 57 pitches over 5 innings in a rain-shortened outing against CIN on Saturday. He gave up 1 ER and struck out 7 but didn’t get the W in a game the Cubs would go on to win 4-3. None of the Twins have faced him. He’s 2-1 with a 4.05 in his 7 road starts this...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jun 18, 2015

Twins pitcher Phil Hughes frustrated, perplexed by dip in velocity

Phil Hughes turns 29 next Wednesday. He is in the prime of his career.

Twinsights: Phil Hughes and the curious case of his missing velocity

Phil Hughes turns 29 next Wednesday. He is in the prime of his career. So it greatly perplexes the Twins right-hander to experience such a sustained drop in his arm strength and velocity. A fastball that averaged 92-93 mph in recent seasons has dipped into the low 90s. Sunday at Texas, in his last start on a muggy afternoon, Hughes struggled to touch 90 mph on the stadium radar gun. “He’s very frustrated,” said Twins pitching coach Neil Allen, who says Hughes is down 2 mph with his four-seam fastball. “He can’t compete the way he’d like to compete, so […] The post Twinsights:...

Postgame Twinsights: How Phil Hughes finally helped slow down Joey Gallo

ARLINGTON, Texas -- As Joey Gallo walked to the plate in a 2-2 game in Sunday's third inning, with one out and a man on second, here was how the power-hitting rookie's past five trips had gone against the Twins. Walk. Intentional walk. Fourth-longest home run in stadium history (461 feet). Walk Home run (415 feet) off Phil Hughes. So when Hughes backed Gallo off the plate with a 1-1 fastball at the letters, the pitch seemed to have a little more meaning than most. It even looked for a moment as if the 21-year-old (29 days older than Byron […] The post Postgame Twinsights: How Phil Hughes...

Hughes: I haven't had my stuff all year

Twins righthander Phil Hughes says he hasn't had his best stuff all season, so he's happy he's able to keep Twins close.

Hughes made mistake to Morales

Twins righthander Phil Hughes says his start Monday was better than his past two, but he regrets his 3-1 mistake to Kendrys Morales, a 430-foot home run.

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