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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 17 hours ago

Hughes had 'pretty average stuff'

Twins righthander Phil Hughes says his fastball wasn't great during Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Indians, so he tried to use other pitches.
Twinkie Town 19 hours ago

Cleveland Rocks, Wins 4-2

Danny Salazar is the Greatest Pitcher, Ever. Or, as Ron Gardenhire used to say, "we ran into a guy throwing well right now." Danny Salazar, a 25-year-old Cleveland pitcher, struck out 10 Twins batters today. Danny Salazar was relegated to AAA at the beginning of this season, as he struggled in Spring Training, and Cleveland's gurus thought they had five better starters. Danny Salazar struck out 10 Twins batters today. Phil Hughes, a 28-year-old (29 coming up soon! You're almost old, Phil! Lament all you wish you might and shall never become) Minnesota pitcher, is winless in three starts....
St. Paul Pioneer Press 20 hours ago

Phil Hughes' April struggles continue, Twins fall to Indians 4-2

Even in these unseasonably warm temperatures, there's something about April that just doesn't agree with Phil Hughes.

Hughes makes third attempt at first win of season

Twins' righthander Phil Hughes faces Indians' Danny Salazar in afternoon game today. Trevor Plouffe gets the day off after Friday night's game-winning home run.
Plain Dealer Apr 18, 2015
Live updates and chat: Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins at 2:10 p.m.

Live updates and chat: Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins at 2:10 p.m.

Danny Salazar, just recalled from Class AAA Columbus, will make his 2015 debut with the Indians on Saturday when he faces Minnesota's Phil Hughes at Target Field.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Apr 17, 2015
Twins: All's fair with Phil Hughes and foul balls

Twins: All's fair with Phil Hughes and foul balls

When Phil Hughes takes the mound Saturday afternoon against Cleveland, the Twins right-hander will be hoping for a quicker start and a sharper cut fastball.

Twinsights: All's fair when it comes to Phil Hughes and foul balls

When Phil Hughes takes the mound Saturday afternoon against Cleveland, the Twins right-hander will be hoping for a quicker start and a sharper cut fastball. It took him 51 pitches to negotiate the first two innings on Sunday at Chicago, where the White Sox ripped five straight hits off him in the first inning. That came on the heels of a three-run second inning on Opening Day at Detroit, where Hughes allowed a pair of home runs, both on misplaced cutters. Just four of Hughes’ 98 pitches on Sunday produced swing-and-miss strikes, while the White Sox fouled off a whopping […] The post...
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 16, 2015

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

FRIDAY: Indians at TwinsTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Corey Kluber (0-1, 2.63) vs. Mike Pelfrey (0-0, 7.20)SATURDAY: Indians at TwinsTime: 2:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Danny Salazar (0-0, 0.00) vs. Phil Hughes (0-2, 5.25)SUNDAY: Indians at TwinsTime: 2:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: TJ House (0-1, 40.50) vs. Trevor May (0-1, 8.44)MONDAY: Indians at White SoxTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Carlos Carrasco (1-1, 2.84) vs. TBATUESDAY: Indians at White SoxTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOWEDNESDAY: Indians at White SoxTime: 2:10 p.m.TV: STOTHURSDAY: Off
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 15, 2015

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

THURSDAY: OffFRIDAY: Indians at TwinsTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Corey Kluber (0-1, 2.63) vs. Mike Pelfrey (0-0, 7.20)SATURDAY: Indians at TwinsTime: 2:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: TJ House (0-1, 40.50) vs. Phil Hughes (0-2, 5.25)SUNDAY: Indians at TwinsTime: 2:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: TBA vs. Trevor May (0-1, 8.44)MONDAY: Indians at White SoxTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Carlos Carrasco (1-1, 2.84) vs. Jose Quintana (1-0, 4.09)TUESDAY: Indians at White SoxTime: 8:10 p.m.TV: STOWEDNESDAY: Indians at White SoxTime: 2:10 p.m.TV: STOTHURSDAY: Off

Hughes: I'm just not sharp early

Twins righthander Phil Hughes says after Sunday's loss in Chicago that he's trying to focus on better starts, but "I'm just not sharp early."

Twins starter Phil Hughes bitten by two early cutters in loss to Tigers

DETROIT -- Phil Hughes has averaged better than 92 miles per hour on his fastball in each of the past three seasons.

Postgame Twinsights: Phil Hughes struggles in first Opening Day assignment

DETROIT --Phil Hughes has averaged better than 92 miles per hour on his fastball in each of the past three seasons. So it might bear watching that Hughes touched 92 just a few times all afternoon Monday in a 4-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers while pitching at 90-91 mph with his fastball. He kicked himself afterward for relying even more than usual on his cutter, which led to a three-run second when J.D. Martinez and Alex Avila homered on poorly located cutters. "I had a little bit of a hard time getting loose in the bullpen, so automatically I […] The post Postgame Twinsights: Phil Hughes...

Hughes: 2 cutters down the middle

Twins starter Phil Hughes says he'd like to have two pitches back Monday -- "two cutters down the middle" that J.D. Martinez and Alex Avila hit for homers.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 6, 2015
Detroit Tigers notebook: Brad Ausmus explains why he chose Rajai Davis over Anthony Gose in CF

Detroit Tigers notebook: Brad Ausmus explains why he chose Rajai Davis over Anthony Gose in CF

Davis, a much better hitter against left-handers, is 7 for 26 (.269) with four doubles, four RBIs and four strikeouts against Hughes. DETROIT -- Anthony Gose is expected to get most of the starts this season when the Detroit Tigers face a left-handed starting pitcher. So why was Rajai Davis in the opening day lineup instead of Gose? It seems that it is due in part to the splits Phil Hughes posts, in part due to how Davis and Gose have played against Hughes in the past and in part because it is opening day. "Phil Hughes has reverse splits," Ausmus said. "Not only...

Mauer: Hughes deserves to start opener

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer says Phil Hughes deserves the honor of starting Opening Day game on Monday.

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