Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Win 221 for Tim Hudson

It included the 4th homer of his career. The Giants won an easy 6-2 vic in Phoenix 

Here's part of the CSN Bay Area story -- 

PHOENIX -- A smile crossed Bruce Bochy's face as he thought of the possibility. He knows Tim Hudson has insisted for months that this is his final season, and he knows that Hudson has had such a rough go at times that Bochy had the make the difficult choice to pull him out of the rotation. 
But man, during a stretch like this, with the division slipping away day by day, Bochy sure loves thinking about another year spent with Hudson. After the veteran pitched six strong and hit a surprise homer in a 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks, Bochy grinned and said the night might change the 40-year-old's mind.
"He found the fountain of youth today," Bochy said. 
Minutes later, Hudson reiterated that he knows he can't swim in that water for much longer.
"This is definitely my last year, for sure," he said. "It's the right thing to do, it's the right time for me and my family. I've played this game a lot longer than I thought I would."
This is the 17th year in the big leagues for Hudson, who signed in 1997. It's his second season with the Giants, and although it's been a disappointing one for player and team, all involved were able to sit back Tuesday night and enjoy a night that wasn't about the big picture and the end that's coming soon. Forget the Dodgers, the Cubs and the Odd Year. This night was about Tim Hudson, the winningest active pitcher in the big leagues. He looked as good as he ever has in orange and black, and his homer was his first in two years and just the fourth of his career. The pitching line delighted Bochy. The solo shot brought joy to an entire dugout.

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