Hudson had not only dominated the Giants for the vast majority of his career, but completely stifled them at their home park, compiling a 2.98 ERA in nearly 50 innings at AT&T Park.
Thankfully for Giant fans, Hudson’s mojo wasn’t clicking tonight.
A fourth inning rally where the Giants batted around was Hudson’s undoing as the former Athletic was dusted for six earned runs in just 3.2 innings of work, the crushing blow a Marco Scutaro two RBI single which capped the Giants’ six run onslaught. A two run homer from Angel Pagan later in the game put the final touches on the Giants’ 8-2 victory, pushing the Giants’ record to 21-15.
On the mound, Matt Cain looked much more like the Matt Cain orange and black faithful have become accustom to. A fifth inning hiccup in location to Brian McCann (which turned into a splash landing) was his only blemish in an otherwise fantastic outing. Cain struck out seven and gave up only three hits in his eight innings of work.