McHugh Promoted To Triple A Buffalo

By WBNG News

June 18, 2012 Updated Jun 18, 2012 at 7:01 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) For the second time in a week, the Binghamton Mets have a player called up to Triple A.

Starting pitcher Collin McHugh was promoted before yesterday's game against Altoona.

In 12 starts with the B-Mets this year, McHugh went 5 and 5 with a 2.41 ERA.

He led the team with 74 and two thirds innings pitched and is second with 65 strikeouts.

McHugh says he's excited for the opportunity and manager Pedro Lopez says McHugh is deserving of the promotion.

"It's always great. It's always great when you know you're making progress in the right direction so that's what we're going to call it and keep trying to throw the way i've been throwing," says McHugh.

"Collin has done a terrific job. You know throughout this year, he's been solid every time he's been out there. The good thing about McHugh is that he gives you that experience, he's been in the league here before in Binghamton in the Eastern League and if he goes there, I think he's going to be able to handle himself well," says B-Mets manager Pedro Lopez.

McHugh is expected to start for the Buffalo Bisons tonight as they take on Norfolk.

We'll have much more on McHugh coming up Tuesday night in Action Sports at 6.

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