Nothing went right for the Houston Astros during the month of April, that fact was personified by Collin McHugh. McHugh had a horrific ERA of 135.00 after his first start of the season. Since that start, McHugh has slowly chipped away at his high ERA with steady starts.
Before his start on Monday, McHugh allowed just five runs over his last 12 1/3 innings. He blew away the Orioles in his last start, striking out 10 batters over 5 1/3 innings.
McHugh took his positive turnaround to another level on Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks with his first complete game start in the Major Leagues.
McHugh allowed just three runs on five hits on 107 pitches with eight strikeouts and one walk.
McHugh's start is much needed as the Astros played a 13-inning game against the Angels in Anaheim before traveling to Pheonix to play a day game against the Diamondbacks. McHugh's return to form is a much-needed change with the struggles of Dallas Keuchel.