Phil Hughes SP MIN 2 hours ago

Hughes (4-4) gave up four runs on six hits -- including a pair of homers -- and struck out three over 6.2 innings in Wednesday's win over Boston.

Aside from a pair of two-run shots by Dustin Pedroia, the Sox weren't able to muster much in the way of offense against Hughes, but Pedroia's work was enough to dampen his final fantasy line. In that way, Wednesday was much like the rest of this season, as Hughes has been haunted by the long ball. Hughes' control has been his hallmark, but he's been around the plate a little too much so far. He'll draw a rematch with Boston on Tuesday.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 4 days ago

Hughes went seven strong innings Friday, allowing two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts in a 3-2 loss to the White Sox.

Hughes hasn't been at his best this season, but he's now back-to-back seven-inning, two-run performances, so perhaps he's found his stride after a rough start to the season. As usual, he's done a great job limiting his walks, issuing just six in 58 innings thus far. Hughes has a tough matchup in his next game, as he'll face the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 4 days ago

Hughes gave up two runs over seven innings with three strikeouts and one walk, but got a no-decision in Friday's loss to the White Sox.

Hughes left with the game tied and the bullpen gave up a run in the eighth inning to lose the game. Hughes didn't allow a home run for just the second start this season, so at least that's a good sign as the long ball has plagued him this season (1.55 HR/9 IP). He's put together two decent outings (14 IP with 4 ER in his last two starts with a 6:2 K:BB ratio), so he at least looks to be improving after a slow start to the season (5.11 ERA in his first seven starts).

Phil Hughes SP MIN 2 weeks ago

Hughes gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings pitched on Friday to earn his third win of the season.

Hughes earned win number three on Friday, beating Tampa Bay 3-2 in what was a very solid performance. He's now won three consecutive starts, and seems to be getting more comfortable every time he toes the rubber. Hughes walked just one batter and struck out three, to bring his ERA down to 4.76. He'll try to bring it down some more in his next start in Pittsburgh.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 3 weeks ago

Hughes picked up the win Saturday, allowing four runs on 10 hits in 6.1 innings, striking out four.

He actually held the Indians off the board through five innings, before he gave up one run in the sixth and then had the wheels come off in the seventh. Hughes' 32:4 K:BB ratio in 44 innings is still very good, but his 5.11 ERA is an eyesore. He'll try to whittle it down in his next start, at home to the Rays.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 3 weeks ago

Hughes (hip) earned his first win of the season Tuesday against the A's, only striking out two batters and allowing two home runs in six innings.

Hughes didn't have a great outing, but his teammates gave him enough run support to earn the win. His FIP is currently at 4.79, which would be the highest mark of his career, and he's only striking out 6.69 batters per nine innings.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 4 weeks ago

Hughes (hip) has been cleared to start Monday against the A's, MLB.com reports.

GM Terry Ryan indicated Thursday that Hughes would be fine to toe the rubber Monday despite leaving Wednesday's game after five innings due to a left hip flexor strain. Hughes did away with any remaining doubt Friday, completing a bullpen session without issue.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 4 weeks ago

General manager Terry Ryan indicated Thursday that Hughes (hip) isn't really an issue and he's expected to make his next start Monday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Hughes exited Wednesday's game after just five innings and a lower than usual pitch count due to the hip flexor strain, but the issue appears to be minor. Assuming no setbacks occur when he throws his bullpen session, he should toe the rubber as scheduled Monday.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 1 month ago

Hughes (hip) plans to throw his regularly scheduled bullpen session this week and is hopeful he will be able to make his next start, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

He left Wednesday's game after five innings with a left hip flexor strain. Hughes said his hip gradually got stiffer throughout the start, saying the discomfort was not terrible, he just didn't want it to fester. Continue to monitor his status throughout the rest of the week, and consider him questionable for Monday's start against the A's.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 1 month ago

Hughes left Wednesday's game against Detroit after five innings due to a left hip flexor strain, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Hughes gave up three runs with four strikeouts before departing.

Hughes left with a 7-3 lead, but the bullpen promptly gave up four runs ensuring he won't get his first win of the season. Hughes has a 4.55 ERA, but hasn't much help from his defense and has a 30:2 K:BB ratio in 36.2 innings, so he should finally get some wins if this injury isn't serious.