Well, yall most certainly know who Tim Hudson is. He’s one of Billy Beane’s former Big Three, selected in the 6th round of the 97 draft out of Auburn – he supposed to be 6′ (cough, ahem) 160 lb and as you know, “short” guys can’t pitch. Came up in 99, started 21 games, went 11-2 with a 3.23 ERA. He’s 92-39 in 183 starts with a 3.30 ERA – a 138 ERA+ and 2.77 BB/9 and 6.52 K/9.
- of course, lefties hit him a little better than righties – .230 vs .255 BAA, but he gives up homers and walks twice as much to lefties, although his K rate is pretty much the same.
This is his first year in the NL – he has never pitched at the Box, although he pitched against the Astros 3 years ago in Oakland.
So far this year, he’s 1-0 with a ND in 13 IP with 12 H, 4 BB, 8 K, 2 HR and 2 ER.
Should be a great game and I’ll bet the Box is sold out tonight!!!!!