Hudson Good, Bullpen Bad, D-backs Lose To Rangers, 6-4

This had flashes of last season all over it. The starting pitcher, Daniel Hudson, was adequate, the offense came via the long ball, and the bullpen gave up the lead -- twice.

Here's the story as told by AZ Snakepit:

Diamondbacks 4, Rangers 6: Hudson Looks Good In Final Spring Outing - AZ Snake Pit

Daniel Hudson finished off his pre-season preparations in good shape this afternoon. After being lifted before he could get through three inning his last time out - albeit in part due to his defense - Hudson bounced back with 5.2 shutout innings against the Texas Rangers in the last game this spring for the Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields. He allowed four hits and two walks, striking out four. His final Cactus League ERA of 3.18 is the best by any Arizona starter - among pitchers with ten-plus innings, it trails only David Hernandez (1.64) and Esmerling Vasquez (2.51).

However, Sam Demel and Juan Gutierrez coughed up our leads in the seventh and ninth, and Texas held on to run our pre-season record to 11-25. 

After the game Kirk Gibson was asked about Gutierrez and what when wrong. His only response was that we should ask him. He was not a happy manager.

Here's Daniel Hudson talking about his day.


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