Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hudson, Giants snap streak

It was close for a while this afternoon, but Tim Hudson's ground ball sorcery ultimately made the difference and the Giants finally beat the Nationals. Brandon Crawford made a sweet catch, step and throw double play to end the 5th with the home team clinging to a 2-1 lead that seemed to turn the corner, and the lineup added runs in the 6th, 7th, and the 8th to nail down the win 7-1. Angel Pagan and Buster Posey went 0-for-10, but Mike Morse and Hunter Pence went 6-for-7. Pagan made a nice grab to rob Jayson Werth, but Buster allowed a passed ball that led to Hudson's lone unearned run. Clutch RBI hits from Tyler Colvin, Brandon Crawford, Gregor Blanco and Hector Sanchez (the latter two as pinch-hitters) picked up the slack.

Once again the story was Hudson who has logged at least seven innings TEN times this season. This was the eighth time he racked up a Game Score over 60--today's 7  6  1  0  2  5 line was good for a 66.

The Rockies come to town tomorrow night and Tim Lincecum takes the hill. Check out the piece from FanGraphs about Huddy.




nomisnala said...

When Hudson suddenly walked two guys in a row, the strike zone seemed to almost completely disappear. What was that. Some of those pitches were not even corner pitches, they caught the middle of the plate. But Hudson, more than Bumgarner or Cain, kept his composure.

Shankbone said...

The strike zone was wacky this series.

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