This is a bit of a head-scrather to me. Hughes had a pretty good ERA when he went down (1.86), but otherwise he did nothing to impress me. He gave up over a hit an inning and walked the same amount of batters as he struck out (4). The latter number isn’t impressive at all.
Not to mention he allowed three of his nine inherited runners to score.
Hughes definitely has a demeanor though, stalking the mound like some sort of Dinosaur. He also leads the league in amount of time he talks to himself aloud while on the mound.