D-backs' Hudson picks up first career save
Daniel Hudson recorded a save for the Diamondbacks on Sunday to close out a sweep of the Giants. For Hudson, a former starting pitcher coming off of multiple Tommy John surgeries, this was his first career save. Hudson spoke about the experience with Arizona Sports:
"It's definitely a different rush," Hudson said. "As a starter, you kind of get those pregame jitters and maybe in the first, even second inning things kind of manage your emotions a little bit. (Sunday was) maybe one of the first few times that I've come in with inherited runners, especially in the ninth inning.”
Hudson didn’t allow either of those inherited runners to score, preserving a 4-0 shutout for the team.
Last month, D-backs manager Chip Hale had said that Hudson could be a starter or closer next season. In speaking with Arizona Sports, Hudson indicated that he would like to be a starter again. "I would like to get back to being in the rotation at some point, but really haven't crossed that bridge yet,” he said.
(h/t Arizona Sports)