Jul 19, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Daniel Hudson against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Daniel Hudson is expected to miss the next couple of games. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ reliever suffered a cut on the index finger of his pitching hand fielding a ball off the bat of Tommy Pham during last night’s 5-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Hudson managed to complete the play and throw Pham out but his finger was bleeding. He was forced from the contest after pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings.
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According to Sarah McClellan at azcentral, Hudson is expected to be available for Sunday’s game. He wasn’t going to be used in tonight’s opening contest vs. the Oakland A’s given his longer stint in last night. Hudson is going to play catch today to see how much the finger has healed. Manager Chip Hale seemed to believe that if Hudson was needed on Saturday then he would be able to give it a go. That doesn’t seem likely.
Hudson has appeared in 5o games for the D-backs this year, pitching a total of 55 1/3 innings. He is 3-3 with an ERA of 3.90 , two saves and 55 strikeouts. It is a remarkable season for a guy who missed all of 2013 and most of 2014 due to two Tommy John surgeries. Let’s hope Huddy finishes strong in 2015.