Collin McHugh falls off mound while pitching, still throws strike, gets the out
McHugh falls off mound, still somehow throws strike
Hitters looking at Collin McHugh's scouting report will see that he has a fastball, slider, changeup and curveball. Pretty normal stuff. Nothing they haven't seen before.
But during Thursday's Rays-Astros game, McHugh broke out his whoops-I'm-falling-off-the-mound-but-I'm-still-gonna-throw-a-strike:
It's a great addition to the right-hander's repertoire. Something he can hopefully start throwing on a regular basis. After the game, McHugh talked to MLB.com's Chandler Rome about it:
McHugh also made a fantastic behind-the-back snag on a James Loney grounder in the fourth inning:
Unfortunately, Chris Archer and the Rays shut out Houston, 1-0.