1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

McHugh

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by the shark, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. the shark

    the shark Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    3,145
    Likes Received:
    1,404
    This guy has been the surprise of the season in my opinion.

    Over his last eight starts he's 5-0 with a 1.69 era.
     
  2. msn

    msn Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Messages:
    10,714
    Likes Received:
    354
    Here's hoping his trip down to earth is a short one.
     
  3. T for 3

    T for 3 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Messages:
    2,505
    Likes Received:
    1,542
    i don't know how anyone could argue that. I mean aside from altuve's incredible year, or carters 2nd half.

    yes he has been the stand out pitching surprise no doubt. I wondered at first why he pitched so high in the zone with his limited velocity, but when I realized thats what they coach him to do, to take advantage of the upward arc on swings these days, good story.
     
  4. Rocketman95

    Rocketman95 Hangout Boy

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 1999
    Messages:
    48,878
    Likes Received:
    1,244
    I would say I can't wait to see MadMax' tattoo, but I hear it will be on his left butt cheek, so I'm good.
     
  5. sealclubber1016

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    11,637
    Likes Received:
    7,186
    Something I didn't recognize until I saw it in an interview. McHugh still has rookie status. Abreu has put together an insane rookie season so he has no chance, but in a normal year he would be an extremely strong ROY candidate.

    It certainly seems Luhnow and his nerds deserve some credit on this find.
     
  6. cardpire

    cardpire Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    10,551
    Likes Received:
    502
    Also, Strom probably deserves a ton of credit for McHugh and Keuchel's development.
     
  7. MadMax

    MadMax Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 1999
    Messages:
    65,976
    Likes Received:
    4,259
    actually it's on the right...you're welcome. :)
     
  8. msn

    msn Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Messages:
    10,714
    Likes Received:
    354
    pics or no rep :p
     
  9. Rocketman95

    Rocketman95 Hangout Boy

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 1999
    Messages:
    48,878
    Likes Received:
    1,244
    Just imagine it on your sig.
     
  10. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2002
    Messages:
    14,960
    Likes Received:
    1,233
    and Keuchel's insane season that we've almost gotten too used to

    fangraphs articles on all these guys are solid, if you haven't read them
     
  11. Refman

    Refman Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2002
    Messages:
    13,674
    Likes Received:
    310
    I jus threw up in my mouth...just a little. :)
     
  12. Buck Turgidson

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    35,560
    Likes Received:
    13,125
    They picked up McHugh because he has a world class curveball that he was not using optimally. They said, throw your curve more often, and he did. They said, working off your curve, get your fastball up in the zone, and he did.

    You have to give credit to Luhnow and the eggheads for McHugh and Sipp, if nothing else.
     
  13. studogg

    studogg Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Messages:
    4,716
    Likes Received:
    465
    Just wanted to stop in to say that I was absolutely wrong about this man. I kept waiting for the floor to fall out from under him, but he has made me eat crow (very happily) and continued to get better. Great move. Almost makes up for JD Martinez (ouch)
     
  14. tmacfor35

    tmacfor35 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Messages:
    17,596
    Likes Received:
    5,700
    McHugh and Keuchel are going to be a great twosome for years to come.
     
  15. Buck Turgidson

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    35,560
    Likes Received:
    13,125
    Hell yeah they are, unless they aren't.
     
  16. cardpire

    cardpire Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    10,551
    Likes Received:
    502
    haha.

    also, i would say feldman quietly ended up having a slightly better year than i, and i'm sure most people, expected out of him.
     
  17. msn

    msn Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Messages:
    10,714
    Likes Received:
    354
    agreed on Feldman deserving some kudos (not high praises, but kudos indeed).
     
  18. juicystream

    juicystream Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2001
    Messages:
    26,412
    Likes Received:
    1,996
    4.20 ERA, 97ERA+, 1.277 WHIP, 4.02 FIP over the last 4 years (503.2IP).

    If he was our #4 starter, I think I would be happy.
     
  19. rocketpower2

    rocketpower2 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    10,659
    Likes Received:
    1,690
    He ended up being worth the investment for Year 1, surprisingly. Strong finish
     
  20. The Beard

    The Beard Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2012
    Messages:
    6,502
    Likes Received:
    596
    Not bad for a 3rd starter IMO

    Keuch and McHugh clearly 1 and 2, i'd say Feldman is the #3 guy on the staff. And for what we are paying him, he's been plenty good for a #3

    IMO
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - McHugh
  1. DaChamp
    Replies:
    199
    Views:
    14,335
  2. Joe Joe
    Replies:
    16
    Views:
    1,812
  3. HTown_DieHard
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    1,454

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now