Tim Hudson
SP SF
10 months ago

Hudson (8-9) pitched just 2.1 innings Thursday, allowing three runs on three hits and a pair of walks against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Tim Hudson
SP SF
10 months ago

Hudson is expected to have a short leash in Thursday's start against the Dodgers, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Tim Hudson
SP SF
10 months ago

Hudson lasted just 1.1 innings Saturday, allowing three runs (two earned) on one hit and three walks without striking out a batter.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Tim Hudson
SP SF
10 months ago

Hudson (8-8) twirled a gem Sunday, going six shutout innings while striking out three in the win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Hudson has turned back the clock since returning to the rotation on September 8, going 2-0 with a 1.10 ERA over that three-game span. His 8:6 K:BB ration leaves a lot to be desired, but it appears safe to deploy Hudson as a spot-starter, especially in leagues that count quality starts.

Tim Hudson
SP SF
11 months ago

Hudson took a no decision despite 4.1 strong innings Monday against Cincinnati, as he allowed just one run on three hits and three walks. He struck out one.

EDGE Analysis

In full-on wily veteran mode as he approaches his retirement at the end of the season, Hudson induced eight ground balls and still induced seven swinging strikes on 70 pitches. It's hard to imagine him stretching out much farther, which limits his fantasy value, but he's looked good enough to earn some innings down the stretch for the Giants.

Tim Hudson
SP SF
11 months ago

Hudson will stick in the rotation for now following a strong start Tuesday, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Bruce Bochy referred to Hudson's performance Tuesday as "vintage" and confirmed that the 40-year-old righty will remain in the Giants' rotation for at least one more turn. He allowed one run on four hits over six innings Tuesday against Arizona and figures to make his next start early next week at home against the Reds.

Tim Hudson
SP SF
11 months ago

Hudson won and improved to 7-8 Tuesday against Arizona as he allowed one run on four hits over six innings. He struck out four and didn't walk a batter.

EDGE Analysis

Hudson was in control, as he induced nine ground balls and threw just 21 balls. Hudson had been pitching out of the bullpen and as such was limited to 74 pitches. Hudson also homered in the win. It's unclear if Hudson, who is retiring after the season, will stay in the rotation, as he was forced into the position after Ryan Vogelsong was called out of the bullpen the night before. But he pitched well enough to earn consideration, at least.

Tim Hudson
SP SF
11 months ago

Hudson will start in Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hudson has been featured by way of the bullpen of late but will get his first opportunity to start since July 26 when he picked up a win against the Athletics after just 5.0 innings of work. Despite a temporary spot back in the starting rotation, there's no guarantee he'll remain a starter for the duration of 2015.

Tim Hudson
SP SF
11 months ago

Hudson tossed two innings of shutout ball in relief of Ryan Vogelsong in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Hudson has been serving a long-relief role since returning from the DL. Given Vogelsong's recent struggles (11.46 ERA over last three starts), there is a chance manager Bruce Bochy decides to give Hudson another chance in the rotation. Even if he does earn another chance as a starter this season, his numbers tell us that he wouldn't be a reliable fantasy option (4.69 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 4.77 K/9).

Tim Hudson
SP SF
11 months ago

Hudson (shoulder) was activated from the 15-day DL on Tuesday, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shoulder fatigue has sidelined Hudson for most of the second half, but he will return to the Giants' expanded September roster, taking on a bullpen role for the first time in his career. Just one of Hudson's 475 career appearances to this come has come out of the bullpen.