PHIL HUGHES RUMORS & GOSSIP
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Danny Santana's triple keyed a late two-run rally, and Phil Hughes pitched seven strong innings Friday night to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Hughes (3-4) gave up two runs and five hits to win his third straight start. Glen Perkins pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12th save in as many opportunities.
Rays starter Jake Odorizzi...
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9 days ago
The Minnesota Twins are the hottest team in the AL Central, and that's been without much help from staff ace Phil Hughes.
The Oakland Athletics don't figure to grant Hughes any favors on Monday night when they look to continue their offensive dominance in Minnesota.
Hughes (0-4, 4.55 ERA) earned a five-year contract after going 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA in a career-high 209 2/3 innings...
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20 days ago
Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes left his start Wednesday after five innings because of a mild strain of his left hip flexor muscle.
Hughes left with the Twins ahead of Detroit, the first lead he'd pitched with this season, but relievers Tim Stauffer and Aaron Thompson let the Tigers tie the game in the sixth. Hughes threw 71 pitches, striking out four while allowing seven...
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25 days ago
It may not be the results you want, but at least you know what you are going to get out of Phil Hughes in April.
Hughes (0-3) and the Twins fell to the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Saturday at Target Field, snapping a three-game winning streak for the Twins. The starting pitcher was charged with all four runs, as he also gave up his fourth home run of the year. In now 31 career starts...
The Twins fell to 0-1 yesterday as they lost to the Detroit Tigers 4-0. This marks the seventh opening day loss in a row for the Twins and the first time they have been shut out on opening day since 2000.
Here are my opening day observations:
David Price was dominant
The Twins lineup could not handle David Price. He was perfect through four innings until Kennys Vargas got the first...
Over the past six months, the AL Central has become the most competitive division in all of major league baseball. Back in October, two teams from the central, the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals, made the playoffs. The Royals even made a run all the way to the world series before losing to the San Francisco Giants and the historic Madison Bumgarner.
Since the end of last...
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...
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 […]
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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With two months completed in the regular season, the Minnesota Twins continue to search for a solid win streak and a consistent record above the .500 mark. With much of the season still left to play, there are three prospects that could make an impact in the lineup this year if they were to make an appearance.
Byron Buxton, OF
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