Tim Hudson SP SF 6 days ago

Hudson dropped to 0-2 on the season after giving up five runs on six hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to Arizona.

While Hudson exhibited his usual great control Sunday (57 strikes - 26 balls), he wasn't able to command his pitches, leaving too many up in the zone. Paul Goldschmidt made him pay with a two-run shot in the first inning, and the Diamondbacks never looked back. Things don't get any easier for Hudson, as his next start comes against the red-hot Rockies at Coors Field this Saturday.

Tim Hudson SP SF 2 weeks ago

Hudson (0-1) took the loss against the Rockies on Tuesday despite tossing a quality start. He went seven innings, giving up three runs on eight hits while striking out four and walking none.

Hudson looked more like himself Tuesday after a five-walk season debut. He kept the ball low in the strike zone and induced ground balls from a tough offense (11 groundouts). Despite the solid outing, the Giants failed to score a run while Hudson was on the mound for the second consecutive outing. Wins may be few and far between, but with a 2.03 ERA through two starts, the 39-year-old pitcher could be starting the year off strong like he did in 2014.

Tim Hudson SP SF 2 weeks ago

Hudson took a no-decision Thursday against the Padres despite allowing no runs on five hits while striking out five and walking five in 6.1 innings of work.

The 39-year-old had a strong outing but picked up a no-decision as neither the Giants nor the Padres scored until the 12th inning Thursday. Hudson is scheduled to pitch against Tuesday against the Rockies.

Tim Hudson SP SF 1 month ago

Hudson threw a spring-high 78 pitches, while giving up three runs on six hits and striking out three over six innings Wednesday against the Rockies.

Hudson hit a double in Wednesday's game and slid into second, which is significant because he is coming off of a Jan. 6 ankle surgery. He retired the first 10 batters before giving up a single in the fourth inning to Corey Dickerson. Pitching for six innings helped Hudson build up his arm strength before the season starts. He will most likely pitch fourth in the rotation this season.

Tim Hudson SP SF 1 month ago

Hudson had a strong outing Friday, tossing 3.1 innings of one-run ball while striking out four against the Reds.

Hudson continues to build up his stamina after undergoing offseason ankle surgery. The ankle seems to be holding up fine and he should be the Giants third or fourth starter come Opening Day. At age 39, he may wear down in the dog days of summer, but he should be a quality starter early in the season.

Tim Hudson SP SF 1 month ago

Hudson (ankle) made his spring training debut Wednesday, tossing a scoreless inning against the Brewers.

The results of Hudson's outing aren't as important as the positive comments Hudson made about his surgically repaired ankle. After the game, he stated that his "ankle feels fine" and that "It is a non-issue at this point." So the key for Hudson going forward will be to build his stamina heading into the regular season.

Tim Hudson SP SF 2 months ago

Hudson (ankle) will start Wednesday's Grapefruit League game, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

Hudson has recovered nicely from an early-January procedure to remove bone spurs from his ankle, as he's only a few days behind the Giants' other pitchers. The 39-year-old right-hander thus remains on track to get the ball in San Francisco's third or fourth game of the season.

Tim Hudson SP SF 2 months ago

Hudson (ankle) is getting close to pitching in spring games, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

An early-January procedure to remove bone spurs from Hudson's ankle carried with it an eight-week estimated recovery timetable, and the 39-year-old appears to be right on schedule. Hudson threw to live hitters Thursday and his Cactus League debut appears to be on the horizon. He still has ample time to gear up for what may very well be his final season in Major League Baseball.

Tim Hudson SP SF 2 months ago

Hudson (ankle) will throw off a mound Wednesday, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

Hudson had bone spurs removed from his right ankle in January, and after briefly considering retirement, the veteran right-hander expects to be ready for Opening Day. Assuming his health continues to move in the right direction, Hudson figures to open the season as San Francisco's third or fourth starter.

Tim Hudson SP SF 2 months ago

Hudson (ankle) worked out on a back field on Sunday and is reportedly recovering well after having ankle surgery in January, CSN Bay Area reports.

Hudson had to have bone spurs removed from his right ankle in January and was contemplating retirement. However, manager Bruce Bochy stated that Hudson is recovering well and "should be on a mound here soon." Being a veteran, he wouldn't need much spring training work to get ready for the season, and indications are that he will be ready for Opening Day after all.