Latest Update Hudson will start Game 3 of the World Series Sun Oct, 19, 11:57 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.
Hudson is a big game, veteran pitcher that thrives in situations like the one he is about to face. The Giants are going with the same rotation they had for the NLCS.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Staked to a quick 4-0 first-inning league, Hudson may have let his guard down a little too much here. He allowed two runs in the fourth and then one in the sixth. When he gave up a game-tying home run to rookie Randall Grichuk in the seventh, that was all she wrote. The outing wasn't terrible, though the end stat line doesn't look too pretty. Through two post-season appearances, he's allowed five runs over 13.2 innings for a 3.29 ERA.Analyst: Howard Bender
Hudson will toe the rubber for the Giants in game three, and it seems like the logical decision. While his end to the regular season was absolutely brutal, he pitched extremely well against Washington in the NLDS. He allowed only one earned run over 7.1 innings, and the Giants will hope he can provide similar results on Tuesday.Analyst: Colby Conway
While Hudson's numbers may have fallen off in the second half and his September totals were downright atrocious, he was money in the bank for the Giants in this one. He gave up the early run in the third, but managed to keep the Nationals at bay for the rest of the game. He even looked like he was on his way to throwing a complete game, though manager Bruce Bochy ultimately lifted him in the eighth inning. His eight strikeouts were a career-best for the playoffs and he should be a big part of the Giants success should they continue on in these playoffs.Analyst: Howard Bender