Ever since Daniel Hudson was recalled from AAA Reno after a rehab stint, his outings have truly been hit or miss. Yes, the Diamondbacks have won 4 out of the 5 games he has pitched in that span, but other factors have usually come into play. Two starts ago he was pulled after just one inning for allowing six earned runs against the Athletics.
On Tuesday night, Hudson managed to throw for just four innings, surrendering ten hits and adding seven earned runs to his 2012 total. When asked about what seems to be the issue, Hudson couldn't put a finger on it. "You make a couple of good pitches in an inning, then you make a mistake and all of a sudden, there's three runs on the board," he said. "It's just one of those things, you know? You just gotta try and dig deep and try to get out of it. I don't know what's going on right now. I gotta try and figure something out."
His manager, Kirk Gibson seemed to agree with Hudson's sentiments. "He really just wasn't consistent with hitting his spots. He walked a couple of guys and gave up a couple of home runs, so it was just kind of an inconsistent night for him," Gibson said.
To match all of that, the bullpen was unable to deliver for the Diamondbacks as well. The Mariners were able to tack five more runs on, leading to a total of 12 runs scored on the night. If the Diamondbacks want to get back into the race for the pennant, both the pitching and the hitting will have to be on par.