RP - ATL
Collin McHugh pitched the eighth inning, allowing three earned runs on four hits while striking out one during Atlanta's loss to Cincinnati on Sunday.
McHugh was called upon in the eighth inning to protect a one-run lead but proceeded to allow three runs to cross home plate. He's allowed 11 hits and five earned runs over his last six appearances but does have 15 strikeout's over that span. In limited action this season he has a 1-1 record with a 3.82 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 40 strikeouts over 33 innings.
Righthanded pitcher Collin McHugh has signed a two-year, $10M deal with the Atlanta Braves.
McHugh appeared in 37 games last season for the Rays, where he compiled a record of 6-1 and an ERA of 1.55 in 64 total innings. The 34-year-old adds good bullpen depth to an already solid Braves pitching staff.
Rays pitcher Collin McHugh will serve as the opener during Game 4 of the ALDS against the Red Sox on Monday evening.
The original plan was for Luis Patino to start, but he was called on to throw 1.1 innings of relief work during Sunday's loss. Instead, Tampa Bay will turn to McHugh, who was dominant in the regular season but allowed three runs over 1.2 innings against Boston on Friday.
Colin McHugh picked up the save Saturday against the White Sox, striking out one over 1 2/3 innings without allowing a baserunner.
The save was McHugh's first of his nine-year career as the 34-year-old veteran has been used in multiple roles for the team. McHugh has a 67/9 K/BB ratio and just one homer allowed, with a 1.30 ERA in 48 1/3 innings.
The Rays activated RHP Collin McHugh (arm) from the 10-day injured list.
The 34-year-old has arguably been the Rays' best reliever this year, posting a 1.51 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP with 59 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings. He won't see save chances, but McHugh is worth rostering in leagues where reliever ratios are valuable.