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43 Dakota Hudson SP

St. Louis Cardinals

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July 26, 2020 11:12 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Yields four runs in loss
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Hudson (0-1) allowed four runs across 4.1 innings Sunday, striking out four batters and taking the loss against the Pirates. He walked one batter and gave up seven hits.

Hudson kept Pittsburgh's bats quiet for three innings but allowed homers to Colin Moran and Jose Osuna in the fourth inning. He coughed up one more run on a Josh Bell sacrifice fly in the fifth before being lifted from the game. Hudson will look for better results in Milwaukee against the Brewers next weekend.

July 10, 2020 01:36 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Settles in during intrasquad game
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Hudson threw 43 pitches in Thursday night's intrasquad game at Busch Stadium and settled in after a rough start, Anne Rogers of reports.

The right-hander endured his roughest stretch in the first inning, when he yielded singles to Kolten Wong, Paul Goldschmidt and Paul DeJong, the latter hit driving in two runs. Hudson appeared to find a groove after that point by not allowing another hit over the subsequent two frames, although he did issue two walks and uncorked a wild pitch. "You get to kind of experiment to figure out what works whenever you start facing guys over and over and over," Hudson said. "That's when I think it'll allow me to kind of take a step back, but also kind of gain some mental edge going forward. We're talking throughout this whole process. So someone gets a hit, I get a guy, it's a lot of back and forth. Maybe they see something, maybe I see something. We're just trying to grow and get better as we go."

July 5, 2020 03:24 AM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Gets live BP in Saturday
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Hudson threw live batting practice to multiple teammates in Saturday's summer camp workout at Busch Stadium, Anne Rogers of reports.

The right-hander faced a formidable lineup of Matt Carpenter, Paul Goldschmidt, Dexter Fowler, Paul DeJong, Matt Wieters, Harrison Bader and Kolten Wong, which was a welcome departure from the throwing sessions against a pad that Hudson carried out during the three-month-plus shutdown. The 25-year-old also used his time away from the team to continue working on smoothing out his delivery, a process he'd started during the offseason in an effort to improve his command. "I feel comfortable with what I'm doing," Hudson said. " I was trying to mess with some stuff at the end of last year, and going into spring this year, I was able to show it off a little bit. From here on, I just felt like that off time was me engraving it."

April 16, 2020 01:32 AM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Gears up with solid spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson posted a 2-1 record, 2.92 ERA and 0.97 WHIP across 12.1 innings over four Grapefruit League appearances before spring training was suspended.

The right-hander is firmly entrenched as the No. 3 starter when the starting rotation is at full strength, and despite some control issues in his last start of spring March 8, Hudson enjoyed a productive exhibition slate overall. The 25-year-old stretched out to 74 pitches in that outing, and he'll presumably also have a ramp-up period to the regular season to complete his preparations. Hudson enjoyed a standout 2019 campaign -- his first as a full-time starter in the majors -- posting a 16-7 record and 3.35 ERA across 174.2 innings.

March 16, 2020 02:36 AM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Maintenance plan developed
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Hudson is slated to throw at least 45 pitches in twice-a-week bullpen sessions while spring training remains suspended, Anne Rogers of reports.

Rogers reports manager Mike Shildt and his staff are in the process of setting up a maintenance program for the team's starting pitchers to follow during the suspension of spring training. The templates will be individualized to an extent for each player, but Hudson, the projected No. 3 starter, is likely to see his fall approximately within the 45-pitch, twice-a-week guideline. The right-hander had worked up to 74 pitches in his second start of Grapefruit League play last Sunday against the Marlins, but that elevated count was primarily due to control issues he experienced during his 3.2 innings of work.

March 10, 2020 12:56 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Control issues as starter
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Hudson made his second start of Grapefruit League play Sunday against the Marlins and worked up to 74 pitches due to control issues, Anne Rogers of reports.

The right-hander has made half of his four spring appearances out of the bullpen, but he stretched out plenty with the help of the three walks he issued versus Miami. Hudson still managed to strike out five -- including the side in the first inning -- and gave up just two hits during his 3.2 innings, as he was able to work out of trouble in each of his first three frames.

February 29, 2020 11:24 AM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Mixed performance in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson allowed two earned runs on three hits across 2.2 innings in a Grapefruit League loss to the Braves on Thursday. He struck out four.

The right-hander was making his second appearance of the spring, and after cruising through a pair of frames versus the Mets in his debut Saturday, Hudson wasn't anywhere near as smooth Thursday. The right-hander will work as a starter again in 2020 after posting an impressive 16-7 record and 3.35 ERA across 33 appearances last season, but the Cardinals have opted to stretch him out in long relief thus far this spring while auditioning a number of candidates for their two current vacancies in the rotation.

February 21, 2020 02:12 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Slated to pitch Saturday
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Hudson is slated to pitch in Saturday's Grapefruit League opener against a Mets split squad, Christina De Nicola of reports.

Hudson is slated to slot in as the third or fourth starter in the rotation this coming season when Miles Mikolas (forearm) is healthy. Hudson will get his first turn against an opposing uniform Saturday at some point after starter Jack Flaherty exits, with Brett Cecil and Kwang-Hyun Kim also slated to log innings during the contest.

October 15, 2019 11:48 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Nightmare start in NLCS clincher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson (0-1) recorded just one out in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Nationals in Game 4 of the NLCS, yielding seven runs (four earned) on five hits and one walk. He did not record a strikeout.

Quite simply, it was a night to forget for Hudson, who was absolutely blitzed in the first inning and came out of the game after throwing only 25 pitches. He was also let down by his defense, including an error by Kolton Wong and a routine fly to right that dropped in between Wong and Jose Martinez for a hit. When it was all said and done, Hudson was rocked for two doubles, three singles, an intentional walk and a sacrifice fly before being lifted with two runners on for Adam Wainwright, who allowed both to score. Better days are ahead for the 25-year-old, who went 16-7 in his first year in the St. Louis rotation and posted a 3.35 ERA over 33 appearances (32 starts).

October 10, 2019 04:40 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Named starter for Game 4
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Hudson will start Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against the Nationals on Tuesday, Anne Rogers of reports.

The 25-year-old will pitch in Game 4 of the NLCS after allowing four runs (one earned) off five hits and two walks while recording two strikeouts over 4.2 innings in the NLDS. Hudson carries a 3.35 ERA with a 136:86 K:BB over 32 starts in the regular season.

October 4, 2019 04:16 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Expected to start Game 4 of NLDS
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Hudson is expected to start Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the Braves, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.

The 25-year-old is being targeted to start a potential Game 4 of the NLDS after Adam Wainwright was tabbed as the starter for the third game due to his postseason experience. Hudson's status could change if he is needed in relief for the first two games of the series, where he is expected to be available out of the bullpen. The right-hander recorded 32 starts in 2019 but struggled slightly with control, allowing 86 walks and a 1.41 WHIP.

October 3, 2019 03:12 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Will be ready in bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson will be available out of the bullpen for the first and second games of the National League Division Series, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.

With Miles Mikolas and Jack Flaherty expected to start the first two games of the NLDS for the Cardinals, Hudson will be ready to provide relief should either of the starters struggle early. Hudson was effective in September, recording a 2.33 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched over five starts. The 25-year-old struggled to limit base runners during that time, allowing 18 walks and 15 hits, but his ability to cap run production could prove useful for St. Louis against the potent Braves lineup.

September 28, 2019 08:40 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Wildly effective Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson pitched five scoreless innings, allowing two hits and five walks while striking out 10 in a no-decision versus the Cubs on Friday.

Five walks is a bit much -- Friday is the third time Hudson has issued that many free passes this year -- but he also recorded double-digit punchouts in a game for the first time all season. For the year, Hudson is 16-7 with a 3.35 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 136 strikeouts in 174.2 innings.

September 22, 2019 10:20 AM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Strikes out two in no-decision
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Hudson permitted three runs on three hits and four walks while striking out two over three innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Saturday.

Hudson ran into trouble right away, allowing three first-inning runs on two bases-loaded walks and a sacrifice fly. The 25-year-old then steadied and kept the Cubs off the board in the second and third innings before being removed for a pinch hitter after 62 pitches. Hudson still has a solid 3.45 ERA and 126 strikeouts through 31 starts and the right-hander is scheduled to make his next start Friday at home against these same Cubs.

September 17, 2019 09:48 AM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Goes seven strong innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson (16-7) gave up two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out one through seven innings to earn the win over the Nationals on Monday.

Hudson generated six swinging strikes and 18 called strikes in the quality start. Hudson continues to keep the ball on the ground, getting 57 percent of his outs from the groundball. The 25-year-old has a 3.35 ERA with 124 strikeouts through 30 starts this season. Hudson is scheduled to make his next start Saturday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

September 12, 2019 11:36 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Walks five in loss
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Hudson (15-7) was charged with the loss against the Rockies on Wednesday, allowing two runs on four hits and five walks while striking out seven across six innings.

Despite the loss, Hudson turned in a quality start at homer-happy Coors Field, although his five free passes allowed tied a season high. The right-hander held the Rockies to one run until the fifth inning, when Ian Desmond took him deep with a solo homer. The long ball was just the second given up by Hudson over his last 45 innings pitched. The 24-year-old will look to remain in the win column as he brings a 3.38 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 121:75 into a Monday matchup against the Nationals.

September 6, 2019 12:48 AM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Six shutout innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson (15-6) allowed one hit and two walks while striking out two across six scoreless innings to earn the win Thursday against the Giants.

The lone hit Hudson allowed came on a single by Kevin Pillar in the second frame, but he went to retire eight consecutive Giants until walking Brandon Crawford to lead off the fifth inning. Hudson generated 10 of his 18 outs via groundball, a skill he's leaned on throughout the season. Hudson has now turned in a scoreless effort in four of his last five outings, lowering his ERA from 4.01 to 3.40 in that span. He'll look to keep that run going in his next start, but will be in a tough environment Tuesday at Coors Field.

August 31, 2019 11:32 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Improves to 14-6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson (14-6) earned the win in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds, allowing four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out eight over 7.2 innings.

Hudson shut down the Reds for most of the afternoon, outpitching Trevor Bauer by a wide margin. His final line was marred in the eighth inning when Giovanny Gallegos allowed three inherited runners to score on a Tucker Barnhart double. Hudson's season-long WHIP remains an eyesore, but he's arguably pitching the best he has all year heading into September. Hudson stands a good chance to keep his four-game winning streak going with a home start against San Francisco next on the docket.

August 30, 2019 08:24 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Start postponed
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Hudson won't make his scheduled start Friday against the Reds due to inclement weather, Rob Rains of reports.

The Cardinals will play a doubleheader Saturday, and the team has since announced that Hudson will take the mound for Game 1.

August 24, 2019 11:08 PM
Cardinals' Dakota Hudson: Extends scoreless streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson (13-6) picked up the win in Saturday's 6-0 victory over the Rockies, giving up two hits and three walks over six scoreless innings while striking out two.

The right-hander continues to stifle opposition offenses without being particularly dominant. Hudson now has an 18.2-inning scoreless streak over his last three starts, but his 13:9 K:BB during that stretch suggests he's been as much lucky as good. He'll take a 3.47 ERA into his next outing Friday, at home against the Reds.

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vs Washington 13.011 2.08048
vs LHB 81.200 3.2005562
vs RHB 93.000 3.4803174
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