See, that’s the Tim Hudson we’re paying for.
Hudson went the distance, allowing only one hit (to the opposing pitcher), walking three, striking out five, and by the way drove in the game’s first run in the second inning with a single. He didn’t hit the 100 pitch mark until the ninth. It was his second complete-game gem in his last three starts.
One problem is that in a game like this, there’s not much to talk about even if you’re happy. (Much less unhappy — see my post on Randy Johnson’s perfect game if you want to be depressed.) The Braves had eight hits, two by Renteria (now hitting .373) and two by McCann, who scored on Hudson’s single, though he later was thrown out trying to stretch a double into a double). Giles drove in Langerhans in the fourth for the other run.
The Rockies broke out Tom Martin late in the game. Wow, Martin in Colorado — I hope nobody gets killed. Second of two tomorrow, Sosa against Aaron Cook.