Hudson pushed back to Saturday
Tim Hudson will have to wait one additional day to attempt to end a winless streak that dates back to May 10.
Hudson was scheduled to start Friday night’s series opener against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. But approximately four hours before the start of the game, the Braves announced Paul Maholm would start in his place. Hudson will now start Saturday night’s game.
While Maholm will be making his start on regular rest, Hudson will have two extra days of rest heading into Saturday’s start.
Hudson threw 100 pitches while completing 5 2/3 innings against the D-backs on Saturday. All indications are that this decision was simply made to provide the veteran right-hander a chance to get one extra day of rest.
Hudson expressed his displeasure when he was pulled last Saturday after surrendering a game-tying home run to the D-backs’ A.J. Pollock with two outs in the sixth inning. He felt he should have been given a chance to record the final out and remain in line for a potential win.
The frustration was influenced by the fact Hudson has gone 0-6 with a 4.50 ERA in the 10 starts he has made since last earning a win on May 5. He compiled a 2.45 ERA in his six June starts.