Tim Hudson SP SF 7 Days
Hudson (9-13) took the loss Wednesday, allowing three runs on five hits with a walk and four strikeouts in 5.1 innings against the Dodgers.
Hudson was rolling until Clayton Kershaw hit a two-out RBI triple in the fifth inning. Yasiel Puig reached out and poked one over the right field wall to lead off the sixth and Hudson was yanked two batters later when Matt kemp doubled. After an exceptional start to his 2014 campaign, the veteran has struggled down the stretch. In five September starts, Hudson is 0-4 with an 8.72 ERA, leaving his status unknown as the Giants re-position their staff for a potential Division Series if Madison Bumgarner wins the one-game playoff versus Pittsburgh.
Tim Hudson SP SF 9 Days
Hudson (hip) will start Wednesday against the Dodgers, Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports.
Hudson admitted last week that he's been hampered by hip soreness of late, which goes a long way in explaining his 9.92 ERA and 2.08 WHIP for the month of September. The team will allow him to pitch Wednesday, but it seems like something that could jeopardize his rotation spot heading into the postseason.
Tim Hudson SP SF 12 Days
Hudson (9-12) took the loss on Friday against the Padres as he gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits in 4.1 innings pitched.
It's likely that Hudson's hip injury is still affecting his production as his ERA has jumped from 2.90 to 3.52 as of August 27. Hudson has allowed 18 earned runs over his last four starts and is hurting the Giants more than helping. Stay tuned on Hudson as he remains day-to-day.
Tim Hudson SP SF 16 Days
Hudson has been bothered by a sore right hip for the past eight or nine days, but is determined to keep keep pitching through it, the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman reports.
He was demolished by the Dodgers in his last start, giving up eight hits and six runs while facing just 11 hitters in a 17-0 loss. Hudson won't make excuses, but it's reasonable to assume the hip is bothering him, at least a little. Still, he is expected to make his next start Friday in San Diego, which should offer him a perfect opportunity to put together a better outing.
Tim Hudson SP SF 18 Days
Hudson lasted only one inning, allowing six runs on eight hits, while striking out two in Saturday's embarrassing loss to the Dodgers.
After giving up four runs in the first, Hudson started the second by giving up consecutive singles to Dee Gordon and Yasiel Puig before being pulled from the game. It was the shortest outing in Hudson's 16-year career. The veteran is having a rough September; hes 0-2 for the month and has allowed 14 runs in 12 innings over three starts.
Tim Hudson SP SF 24 Days
Hudson turned in six innings Sunday's loss to the Tigers, giving up three earned runs on eight hits and a walk while notching just one strikeout.
Hudson managed a quality effort Sunday night, but the veteran righty was certainly not at his best during the first week of September. In two starts over the past seven days, the four-time All-Star allowed nine runs (eight earned) on 15 hits across 11 innings. Hudson will look to regain his top form next weekend versus the Dodgers.
Tim Hudson SP SF 30 Days
Hudson was hit hard Monday, surrendering six runs (five earned) on seven hits over five innings. He struck out five in the loss to Colorado.
Despite pitching poorly Monday, Hudson was actually in line for the win due to the Giants putting up seven runs on opposing start Franklin Morales. However, the bullpen couldn't hold the lead in another classic Coors Field offensive showdown. Hudson deserves a pass for this outing after holding the Rockies to just one run over eight innings his last time out at home. He will return to AT&T Park for his next start against the Tigers this Sunday.
Tim Hudson SP SF 1 Month
Hudson gave up a run on four hits, a walk and eight strikeouts over eight innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Rockies.
The outing was one of Hudson's best since joining the Giants in 2014 while striking out a season-high eight batters. The right-hander needed only 87 pitches (61 for strikes) to get through eight innings and probably should have been allowed to finish it himslelf as Santiago Cassilla blew the lead in the top of the ninth. Hudson remains 9-9 on the year with a 2.90 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 106:29 K:BB ratio in 167.2 innings. He faces the Rockies again Monday, but this time in Colorado.
Tim Hudson SP SF 1 Month
Hudson allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits, walking one and striking out three over 5.1 innings of a 10-3 win over the Nationals on Friday night.
Hudson (9-9, 2.99 ERA) evened his record with a solid, albeit not terribly efficient (he needed 95 pitches, just 59 for strikes) outing. He is not a big strikeout producer, but he has been a nice fantasy option this year. He'll take on the Rockies at home next time out.
Tim Hudson SP SF 2 Months
Hudson was hit hard Saturday, surrendering five runs on eight hits and three walks over four innings against the Phillies.
Hudson has hit a rough patch in the month of August, posting a 6.00 ERA in three starts. We have seen a regression since the All-Star break (1-3, 3.57 ERA) after his stellar first half (7-6, 2.87 ERA). At 39-years-old, it would have been amazing if Hudson kept up his early season success throughout the entire 162-game schedule, so this minor regression is likely a result of the veteran getting tired down the stretch. He is still a solid option going forward, but owners should not expect the dominant results we saw in the first half.