Former Cyclone Collin McHugh is scheduled to make his major-league debut for the New York Mets tomorrow, Thursday, August 23rd when the team takes on the Colorado Rockies at home. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 PM. He will be the 37th former Cyclone to make it to the big leagues.
McHugh played for the Brooklyn Cyclones in 2009. He posted an 8-2 record with a 2.76 ERA. In 14 starts for the Cyclones, McHugh threw 75.0 innings, allowing 25 runs (23 earned) off 61 hits. He surrendered just one home run all season, while walking 21 and striking out 79.
McHugh moved on to the Savannah Sand Gnats in 2010; and split time between the St. Lucie Mets and Binghamton Mets in 2011. Most recently, the 25-year-old has been playing for the Buffalo Bison, the Mets AAA affiliate. In his last start against the Pawtucket Red Sox, McHugh threw 7.0 scoreless innings, giving up five hits and striking out four batters to earn his second win of the season.
Starting a total of 12 games for Buffalo, McHugh has compiled a 2-4 record with a 3.39 ERA. In 69.0 innings, he's allowed 30 runs (26 earned) off 57 hits with 27 walks and 67 strikeouts.
McHugh was selected out of Berry College in the 18th-round of the 2008 MLB draft. The 6'2" 195 lb. right-hander is a native of Covington, GA.