File this under perseverance. Daniel Hudson, who has endured two Tommy John surgeries over the past two seasons made an appearance in a game for the first time in about a year. He threw an inning for the Rookie League Diamondbacks, according to mlb.com’s Adam Lichtenstein. He gave up two runs and two hits and had his fastball clocked at 93 MPH. As you could imagine, he was pretty happy:
That was fun! Felt great to be in a competitive game again. I heard its a little cooler over at chase though…
— Daniel Hudson (@DHuddy41) August 6, 2014
Hudson expects to pitch a few more times, the next outing being Saturday, before moving up to Triple A Reno. He will not pitch on back-to-back days and most appearances will be for an inning. His goal is to pitch for the D’backs by the end of the year:
“Like I said, I want to get my command back and hopefully help this team in September.”
Here is hoping we see Huddy at Chase Field before the clock runs out in 2014.