Collin McHugh's night ended very prematurely Wednesday. After one-third of an inning, and throwing 43 pitches the Astros pulled him in favor of long man Michael Feliz.
McHugh allowed the first five batters to get on base before getting Carlos Beltran to ground out to first. He would allow one more baserunner before A.J. Hinch had seen enough and made the move to the bullpen.
McHugh would exit with four runs scored, and two runners on base. Feliz took over and would allow a few more baserunners before the inning would finally come to an end.
McHugh's final line would see him tagged with five earned runs, three hits, two walks and only a third of an inning worked.
Nothing was able to go McHugh's way. Jacoby Ellsbury the Yankees leadoff man, worked his way to a full count before a catcher's interference call would grant him first base. McHugh followed with full counts on the next three batters (five in total). He never was able to get the out pitch.
McHugh had a hard locating his pitches and on top of that the strike zone seemed to get a little smaller with each batter he faced.
Wednesday's outing would mark McHugh's shortest start in his Astros career.