Apr 2, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Gerardo Parra (8) hits a single during the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks Blanked By Nemesis Tim Hudson

The Arizona Diamondbacks dropped to 1-4 on the season after being shutout by the San Francisco Giants 2-0. The D’backs ran into Tim Hudson, one of their biggest tormentors and he didn’t disappoint. Hudson, entering the game 7-1 with a 2.18 ERA vs. Arizona lifetime (4-1, 1.87 ERA at Chase Field) had no trouble mowing down the Snakes’ lineup. He threw 7 2/3 innings allowing only three hits and no walks while striking out seven. Hudson signed a two-year, $23 million dollar contract with the Giants this offseason. Trevor Cahill pitched well in defeat, giving up two runs on four hits, walking three and fanning three over six innings. Gerardo Parra had two of the three hits while Paul Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 24 with a seventh inning double.

The D’backs’ best chance to score came in the seventh when Goldy led off with his two-bagger. This did not faze Hudson as he induced Martin Prado and Miguel Montero to fly out and then struck out Mark Trumbo to quickly end the threat. Angel Pagan broke a scoreless tie in the fifth with an RBI single and Michael Morse plated the second run with a double in the following frame.

  • Cliff Pennington got the start at shortstop and went 0-3 with two strikeouts. Tony Campana got the nod in center and went hitless in two at-bats. When A.J. Pollock pinch hit for Trevor Cahill in the sixth, he finished the game in center.
  • Joe Thatcher, J.J. Putz and Ryan Rowland-Smith pitched the final three innings allowing two hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Thatcher went  an inning and a third, Putz, two-thirds with Rowland-Smith finishing it up in the ninth.
  • Chris Owings struck out in the eighth, pinch-hitting for Putz.
  • Trumbo is hitless in his last eight at-bats.

The next game is today is 12:40 PM MST. Bronson Arroyo makes his D’back debut against Tim Lincecum.

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