Latest Update Tim Hudson roughed up by Phillies Sun Aug, 17, 04:46 AM
A sound technician who makes excellent in-game adjustments. Uses all his pitches and has a sound gameplan. Is a true work horse and leader.
Flaws: : Has lost some of his strikeout dominance over the years, mainly due to injuries. Can sometimes over-think things when he hits a bad patch.
Like the Giants as a whole, Hudson has faltered of late having how allowed eight earned runs while owning a 4:3 K:BB rate over his last two starts (10.0 IP). Despite his poor performance on Saturday Hudson managed to escape with a no-decision as he remains 8-9 with a eraned-run average north of the 3.00 mark for the first time this season (3.03). Although he has had his fair share of struggles down the stretch as long as he continues to keep both his walks (27 BB) and home runs allowed (11 HR) at a respectable rate he will be a solid contributor to both the ERA and WHIP categories over the final six weeks of the season. The Giants veteran hurler will look to get back on track when he takes on the Nationals on Friday.Analyst: Matthew Beck
Hudson suffered his third loss in his last four starts on Saturday night, after being out-pitched by Royals starter James Shields, who tossed a complete game shutout. Following the loss Hudson is now 8-9 with a 2.81 ERA and 1.14 WHIP through 23 starts, while posting a 92:24 K:BB rate. Although his days as being a dominant pitcher are clearly over, he can certainly give aid to his fantasy owners in the ratio categories as long as he continues to keep his walks and home runs to a minimum. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Phillies next week. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Hudson was certainly not on top of his game on Monday afternoon, but managed to escape with a no-decision after the Mets bullpen blew their one-run lead down the stretch. He is now 8-8 with a 2.74 ERA and 1.14 WHIP through 144.1 innings while maintaining a solid 91:24 K:BB rate along the way. His days of racking up the strikeouts are long gone, but at the age of 39 he has become a finesse pitcher and game manager that will aid the ratio categories at the very least the rest of the way. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Royals on Saturday.Analyst: Matthew Beck
Hudson lost his second straight start and six over his past eight to bring his season record to 8-8 over 21 starts with an impressive 2.71 ERA . Hudson has allowed a total of nine home runs on the season, but surprisingly Tuesday marked the third time this year that the veteran righty had allowed more than one home run in a start.Analyst: Michael Pichan