2:27 AM EDT, Wed August 05, 2015

Tim Hudson accepts new role as Leake takes starting spot

ARLINGTON, Texas — Mike Leake is replacing a pitcher in the Giants’ rotation he once emulated. When Leake was breaking into the majors, he watched video of Tim Hudson but never spoke with him until Friday, a day after the Giants acquired Leake from the Reds in their lone deadline-beating trade. “I actually learned a lot from him,” said Leake, who envied how Hudson, with a similar body type, was aggressive on the mound and had impressive movement with his pitches. “I look forward to working with him, talking with him and picking his brain.

Tim Hudson yields rotation spot to newest Giant Mike Leake

ARLINGTON, Texas – Back when Mike Leake was a rookie pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds, rushed to the big leagues with nearly no minor league experience, his immersion learning included watching video of Tim Hudson. Both are right-handed. Both stand… Continue Reading → The post Tim Hudson yields rotation spot to newest Giant Mike Leake appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants trade update: Mike Leake starts Sunday, Tim Hudson goes to DL

ARLINGTON, Texas - Mike Leake is replacing Tim Hudson in the Giants’ rotation. The pitchers spoke for the first time Friday, but there’s a connection that goes back a few years. “Actually, I watched a lot of video of him when I was first coming up because he attacked the ball in the zone and had a lot of movement on his pitches that were moving on the outside of the zone rather than in the zone,” said Leake, whose body type is similar to Hudson’s. “I actually learned a lot from him. I look forward to working with him, talking with him and picking...

Not a bucket list accomplishment, but Hudson relishes feat of beating all 30 MLB teams

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tim Hudson added to his list of career accomplishments Sunday, even if his outing didn’t inspire confidence about his future. Hudson grinded through five innings to earn the win as the Giants capped a sweep of the… Continue Reading → The post Not a bucket list accomplishment, but Hudson relishes feat of beating all 30 MLB teams appeared first on Giants Extra.

Hudson gets first win against A’s as Giants sweep

The surging Giants got their three-game sweep with the 4-3 victory. The 4-3 victory was the Giants’ 11th in their past 12 games, and third series sweep during the run, the Giants moved a game behind the first-place Dodgers in the National League West. Buster Posey had a four-hit day and Matt Duffy homered and singled for three RBIs before the second inning was complete. Whether it happens sooner or later, whether the Giants trade for a starter by Friday's deadline or stand pat, they might be staring at the unenviable prospect of being forced to remove a borderline Hall of Famer from...
Athletics Nation Jul 26, 2015

Game #100: Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants

The A's best chance to avoid the sweep comes right now as Kendall Graveman takes on a long-ago familiar face in Tim Hudson. Can we get a win? The A's, still mostly intact, will throw everyone at the Giants today in an effort to avoid the sweep. The usual players are in their usual spots in the lineup against the righty Hudson and Graveman will be on the mound. Hilariously, this game will mark Graveman's first professional at-bats, as Graveman hasn't hit since he was in high school. Great quote by @kage49, who will bat against Tim Hudson today. #Athletics #SFGiants (via @susanslusser)...
Gaslamp Ball Jul 21, 2015

Things break right for Padres, 4-2 win and longest win streak of the year

Winning ain't easy, but Padres are having things go their way lately. A four game win streak has given the Padres the faintest glimmer of hope for the season. They need wins, and lots of them, fast to keep that glimmer from getting snuffed out once and for all. And when you need lots of wins fast, you need lots of breaks. Some good breaks to get in this game would be a rusty Tim Hudson coming off the disabled list and a 2014 vintage Ian Kennedy toeing the slab for the Friars. Veteran hurler Tim Hudson has seemed to gain better and better control with age. His walk rates have been trending...

Padres wear down Tim Hudson, Giants' six-game win streak snapped

Running game story... SAN DIEGO – Tim Hudson is nearing the end. He knew that already. When you are a 40-year-old major league pitcher, and your surname isn’t Moyer or Niekro or Ryan, you understand that you are a flickering… Continue Reading → The post Padres wear down Tim Hudson, Giants' six-game win streak snapped appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants’ win streak ends at no-fun Petco

Sometimes an explanation is elusive, because the Giants can play poorly here even when the Padres are struggling, but Monday night's 4-2 loss was easy to peg. Tim Hudson came off the disabled list and was not good at all, while Padres starter Ian Kennedy and their bullpen and were. Hudson had no fastball command, walked two, allowed a hit and needed 28 pitches to post a zero. Each of the three times Hudson faced the top of San Diego's lineup he ran into trouble, lacking the command or stuff to keep hitters off base. Taking the mound in a 2-2 game, he loaded the bases with nobody out...

Giants Splash: One big Padre bat out vs. Tim Hudson

Giants Splash: Tim Hudson Standard lineup behind Hudson on Monday night, with one twist. Manager Bruce Bochy swapped Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford, elevating Belt to sixth. Justin Upton is out for the Padres. The lineups: GIANTS Pence RF Belt 1B Blanco LF PADRES Venable LF

On deck: Tim Hudson coming off DL

Giants veteran drawing Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy.
McCovey Chronicles Jul 17, 2015

Ryan Vogelsong moving to the bullpen for Tim Hudson, as expected

Tim Lincecum is also not ready for a rehab assignment, so the rotation mess is solved. For now. When Tim Hudson went on the DL for one of those standard shoulder-issues/mom's-liver-transplant combos, it was easy to imagine the Giants taking their sweet time getting him ready again. It was a scenario that was very, very Giants, and it made a certain amount of sense. Except during the All-Star break, Bruce Bochy unambiguously suggested that Hudson's spot in the rotation is safe, which meant another shoe was going to drop. That other shoe is Ryan Vogelsong, who will move to the bullpen with...

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