View Full Version : Luke Hudson has been dealin' lately

09-04-2006, 11:42 PM
...in his last 2 starts anyway. He still has a 5+ ERA on the season.

Previous start before tonight:
vs. Minn, 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 5 K, BB

vs. NYY, 7 IP, 9 H, R, 10 K, BB

He left after the 7th with a 5-1 lead only to see the Royals' pen give up a 10-spot in the 8th.

09-05-2006, 01:00 AM
Hes been doing well for over a month now with one real stinker in there. Sure could use him eh?

09-05-2006, 01:02 AM
maybe he was overweight like hancock

Tom Servo
09-05-2006, 09:20 AM
live and learn

Always Red
09-05-2006, 09:36 AM
just watch, as soon as Eric Milton is not a Red anymore, he'll turn in an 18 win, 3.50 era season:cry:

09-05-2006, 09:47 AM
just watch, as soon as Eric Milton is not a Red anymore, he'll turn in an 18 win, 3.50 era season:cry:

As sorry as it is, I'm sure you're right. I'm not sure what it is about GABP that makes pitchers suck so bad. I guess it's time to quadruple the height of the OF walls... and then add a 15' high fence on top of the wall... and then... you see my point.

09-05-2006, 09:49 AM
it's not hard to pitch well when your team has zero expectations of itself and you

let's not forget that gem he pitched against Cleveland, IIRC, where he gave up 11 ER.

Luke Hudson is all reward, no risk for the Royals. Whatever they get out of him, great. He has zero pressure to perform well.

09-05-2006, 10:18 AM
I'm thinking blind hogs and acorns... he's your basic used-to-be-a-prospect who put up a 6.38 ERA last year and was terrible early this season for the Royals, who DFAed him and left him in the minors for two months when he wasn't claimed. If we hadn't dumped him in the spring we'd have dumped him by May... Good for him that he's had a decent streak of starts, but it's not like anyone saw it coming, even the Royals. Nor is there any particular reason to believe it will continue.

09-05-2006, 10:25 AM
There are lots of guys who can do that over a few starts. Heck Hudson did that much while he was here. What makes a guy legit is his ability to do that every time out -- or at least not have disaster outings as well. Hudson is another Rob Bell. A guy with a great arm who has the talent, but who just doesn't have the consistency. Maybe that will develop, but his 5.21 ERA and 1.52 WHIP suggest it's not there yet. 89 hits in 77 IP just won't get it done.

What is interesting is that he's putting up a 1.85 GB/FB this year after being around .80 in Cincy.