Description: New York righthander Collin McHugh enjoyed a very successful major league debut Thursday against the Rockies. In seven innings of work, McHugh allowed just two hits and a walk while recording nine strikeouts.
Insight: It was another brilliant outing wasted by a lack of run support as the Mets eventually gave up a run in the eighth and lost by a score of 1-0. The nine strikeouts were the second-most ever by a Mets pitcher in his major league debut. Matt Harvey, who made his New York debut earlier in the season, holds the team record with 11 punchouts in his first start.