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Twinkie Town Mar 27, 2017
Pirates 4, Twins 1: Another rough outing for Phil Hughes

Pirates 4, Twins 1: Another rough outing for Phil Hughes

Another day, another lead-off dinger given up by Phil Hughes. Phil Hughes had another rough outing today for the Twins. Though he lasted six innings, Hughes gave up four earned runs, including two home runs in the frickin’ first inning. Stop with the lead-off dingers, would you Phil!?! The rest of the Twins pitching was great. Michael Tonkin gave up only a walk in his inning or work, and Taylor Rogers gave up only a hit in his. On the offensive side, Miguel Sano hit a dinger off Pirates starter Ivan Nova. That was, uh... basically it. Seriously. The Twins only got four other hits—all...

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Hughes: A long bus ride for a very bad outing

Twins righthander Phil Hughes says his changeup was flat and his fastball was in the middle of the plate, resulting in a six-run, two-inning start again the Astros on Wednesday.
Twinkie Town Mar 22, 2017
Astros 8, Twins 4: Phil Hughes serves up some taters

Astros 8, Twins 4: Phil Hughes serves up some taters

After giving up a home run on his very first pitch, it was all downhill for starter Phil Hughes. It was not a good day for starter Phil Hughes, to say the least. After giving up a home run to George Springer on his very first pitch of the game, Hughes went on to surrender six runs (five earned) on nine hits over two innings, including another home run to Yulieski Gurriel and two doubles. It was bad. How bad was 2nd inning for Hughes? Astros took pity. Springer didn't try to score on potential sac fly, Altuve didn't score on 2-out double.— Phil Miller (@MillerStrib) March 22, 2017 A...

Phil Hughes has rocky outing in 8-4 Twins loss to Houston

Hughes gave up nine hits to the 15 batters that he faced over two innings, raising his spring training ERA to 6.75.

Phil Hughes on the mound, but no other Twins starters present vs. Astros

With several long trips pending, Paul Molitor has brought a skeletal roster to West Palm Beach.

Hughes: Too early to worry about velocity

Twins righthander Phil Hughes, after five shutout innings on Friday, says he's not worried about his fastball velocity with two weeks left of spring training.
Twinkie Town Mar 17, 2017
Twins 4, Rays 2: Phil Hughes pitches five scoreless innings

Twins 4, Rays 2: Phil Hughes pitches five scoreless innings

Mix in a couple of dingers and the Twins bagged themselves a St. Paddy’s day win. It was a happy St. Partick’s Day for the Twins! Jorge Polanco and Brian Dozier both hit dingers in today’s completely un-broadcasted Twins win over the Rays. In fact, Polanco’s solo-shot in the second inning and Dozier’s three-run blast in the third inning accounted for all the Twins runs in the game. Phil Hughes started the game for the Twins and had his best outing of the spring so far, giving up zero home runs let alone regular runs in his five innings of work. His fastball was around 88 to 90...
Rotoworld Mar 17, 2017

Phil Hughes blanks Rays for five innings - Phil Hughes (S) Minnesota Twins

Phil Hughes shut out the Rays for five innings, striking out four, in the Twins' 4-2 victory Friday.

Dozier, Polanco hit homers and Hughes has strong outing as Twins beat Tampa

Brian Dozier slugged his first home run of spring training and Phil Hughes pitched five strong innings as the twins defeated Tampa Bay 4-2.
Twinkie Town Mar 14, 2017
Phil Hughes held his annual “The Bachelor” party for his Twins teammates

Phil Hughes held his annual “The Bachelor” party for his Twins teammates

If you didn’t know, the finale of “The Bachelor” was last night. Phil Hughes, noted Bachelor fan, invited his teammates over to watch. Ever watched “The Bachelor”? It’s that show where a random, single, usually white man has thirty or so random women thrown at him and he has to decide which one he wants to marry. I’ve watched it because, frankly, the entire concept (and result) is somehow fascinating, hilarious, and ridiculous all at the same time. You’ve probably heard by now, but Twins pitcher Phil Hughes is a big fan of the show. He held a viewing party last year and...
Twinkie Town Mar 12, 2017
Twins drop split squad games to Orioles, Pirates

Twins drop split squad games to Orioles, Pirates

The A-squad lost to the Orioles 8-6, and the B-squad lost to the Pirates 4-3—but they all tried their best and had fun. The Twins played not one, but two baseball games today—and lost both! The “A-squad” stayed home at Hammond Stadium to take on the Orioles, who won 8-6. The saddest part about that is that the Twins were actually leading 6-5 going into the top of the ninth. It turns out Drew Rucinski is trash, as he was the one to give up the three runs. Also trash? Starting pitcher Phil Hughes, who served up three meatballs today to the Orioles pitchers in his five innings of work....
Call to the Pen Mar 9, 2017

Minnesota Twins: Phil Hughes Changing Approach

The Minnesota Twins will need to see improvement from Phil Hughes in 2017. Hughes is looking to change his approach on the mound this season. Phil Hughes is in his fourth season with the Minnesota Twins and has struggled on the mound. He pitched four innings against minor leaguers on Tuesday and had difficulty with […] Minnesota Twins: Phil Hughes Changing Approach - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town Mar 8, 2017
The problem with Phil Hughes

The problem with Phil Hughes

Phil Hughes had an incredible 2014 season, but he has been a disappointment to the Twins ever since and the culprit is rather easy to identify. Phil Hughes’ 2014 was one hell of a season. Not only did he set a major league record with his near-12 K/BB ratio, he also set career-bests as a full-time starter in innings pitched (209 2/3), strikeout rate (21.8%), walk rate (1.9%), home run rate (0.69 HR/9), ERA (3.52), plus he obliterated his career FIP (2.65), which was over a run and a half better than his career mark up to that point. Unfortunately, the Twins were still convinced that...

Phil Hughes happy with second outing of spring

The Twins righthander went two-plus innings on Thursday and was pleased with the amount of strikes he threw.

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