Hudson Struggles, D-backs Fall in Atlanta 8-1

By Nicholas Valenzuela

Daniel Hudson struggled and was removed from the game with an injury, as the Arizona Diamondbacks (37-36) lost 8-1 in the first game of a three-game series to the Atlanta Braves (39-34) in Atlanta Monday evening.

Hudson gave up five runs in the first two innings of the game and the snakes found themselves in an early hole 5-0. Hudson was only able to last 1.2 innings and left the game with tightness in his forearm. The team would combine to use four relief pitchers to complete the game. No word has been made by the team regarding Hudson’s status.

Unfortunately for the D-backs, Tim Hudson of the Atlanta Braves provided an exceptional start for the opposing squad. Hudson allowed seven hits and only one run in eight strong innings Monday night.

The story of the night was the inability of the D-backs to produce with runners in scoring position, as the squad went 0-4 in with RISP, and left six runners on base all night.

If the D-backs are going to want to have a successful road trip, they are going to have to produce with runners in scoring position. Trevor Cahill will take the mound tomorrow in game two of the series.