Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson (8-9) pitched just 2 1/3 innings Thursday, allowing three runs on three hits and a pair of walks against the Dodgers. The 40-year-old was expected to be on a short leash, and indeed that was the case, as he ended up throwing just 45 pitches. Considering the severe decline Hudson's gone through this year -- including his worst full-season ERA and WHIP since 2006 -- as well as the fact that his contract is up, this might well have been the final game of his MLB career.
Giants pitcher Tim Hudson is expected to have a short leash in Thursday's start against the Dodgers, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports. Hudson didn't make it out of the second inning in his last out for performance-related reasons, but it sounds like manager Bruce Bochy is just giving the 40-year-old a break in what seems likely to be his final start of 2015. Based on this news, Hudson should be avoided in daily formats due to his limited upside, coupled with the fact that the Dodgers still have something to play for.
Giants starter Tim Hudson lasted just 1 1/3 innings Saturday, allowing three runs (two earned) on one hit and three walks without striking out a batter. He just couldn't find the strike zone in the second inning, and his nostalgic matchup against the A's and Barry Zito fizzled when the Oakland left-hander couldn't record an out in the third. Hudson is scheduled for one more start this season, at home against the Dodgers on Thursday.
Giants starter Tim Hudson, who is planning to retire after this season, probably didn't make his last appearance Monday night. But Bruce Bochy did confirm that he left the game with an ailing hip that puts his next start in doubt, per CSNBayArea.com. Hudson performed well against Cincinnati for 4 1/3 innings. He allowed one run on three hits with three walks and one strikeout. He departed with a 4-1 lead and threw just 70 pitches.
After Giants pitcher Tim Hudson received a win Tuesday, he reiterated his plans to retire after the season, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. Hudson allowed one run on four hits over six innings of work during Tuesday's 6-2 win over the D-Backs. He also struck out four and did not walk a batter. Tuesday was his first quality start since June 20.