Originally Posted by klw
Looks like it will be one of those frustrating games to follow as the Reds probably have orders to be aggressive early in the count. Each batter for the Reds starts off with a ball but none wait for a called strike to start swinging. so much for driving up the pitch count.
Besides being an excelelnt pitcher, Hudson is one that throwes strikes.
If you look at the spilts, you best chance of hitting him is on the first pitch, or after he has fallen behind.
Letting strikes go by is death to a pitcher like Hudson, as the strikes will get more marginal the more favourable the pitching count.