#SFGiants Pre-Game & Lineups: Tim Hudson takes the hill in AT&T Park opener vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Baseball returns to beautiful AT&T Park this afternoon as the San Francisco Giants (5-2) take on an already familiar 2014 opponent — the Arizona Diamondbacks (2-7) — at 1:35 p.m..  Tim Hudson returns to the hill for his second start with the Giants and his first at home, while the Diamondbacks send Trevor Cahill to the mound.

Hudson (1-0, 0.00 ERA) and Cahill (0-2, 6.30) each got the start in San Francisco’s 2-0 victory at Chase Field back on April 2nd in Game 3 of the Giant’s season-opening series.

Both pitched well, but Hudson was masterful in his debut with the city by the bay.  He went 7 2/3 innings of three hit, shutout baseball with seven strikeouts and no walks.  Sergio Romo pitched a flawless 9th for his second save of the season.

Cahill lasted six innings, gave up four hits, two runs, walked three and struck out three.

For more facts and interesting stats about the matchup and the season thus far, check out the San Francisco Giants Morning Commute: Home Opener EditionPre-game ceremonies are expected to begin at 12:50 p.m.

Without further ado, here is your San Francisco Giants lineup for the home opener:

And for the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks:

San Francisco’s lineup is virtually the same as the last time they faced Cahill a week ago, with the lone exception being Brandon Hicks getting the starting nod at second base instead of Ehire Adrianza.

There were only three extra-base hits in the previous matchup — a double from Mike Morse, and a two-bagger each for Paul Goldschmidt and Gerardo Parra.

Check out the highlights below:

Here is a look at the box score from that April 2nd game in Arizona:

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS
Angel Pagan CF 5 0 2 1 0 1 .357 .786
Brandon Belt 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .385 1.231
Pablo Sandoval 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .182 .490
Buster Posey C 4 0 2 0 0 0 .417 1.128
Hunter Pence RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .077
Mike Morse LF 3 0 1 1 0 1 .222 .633
   Gregor Blanco PR-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Brandon Crawford SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 .364 .962
Ehire Adrianza 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 .200 .733
Tim Hudson P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000
   Javier Lopez P 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Brandon Hicks PH 0 0 0 0 1 0
   Sergio Romo P 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 4 6 .188 .497
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Generated 4/8/2014.
Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS
Gerardo Parra RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .389 .929
Aaron Hill 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .540
Paul Goldschmidt 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 .409 1.000
Martin Prado 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .372
Miguel Montero C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .899
Mark Trumbo LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .619
Cliff Pennington SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .500
Tony Campana CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
   Joe Thatcher P 0 0 0 0 0 0
   J.J. Putz P 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Chris Owings PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .429 .895
   Ryan Rowland-Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trevor Cahill P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
   A.J. Pollock PH-CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .449
Team Totals 31 0 3 0 0 8 .097 .258
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/8/2014.

AT&T Park is looking as glorious as ever for the 2014 home opening series.  Partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low-to-mid 70’s are expected.

Below are some of the sights as the ballpark gets prepared for the fesitivities:

 

 

Tags: Brandon Hicks Mike Morse MLB Paul Goldschmidt San Francisco Giants Tim Hudson Trevor Cahill

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