San Francisco Giants: 3 pitchers that could help the team’s starting rotation down the stretch

By Matthew Connolly
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Jul 31, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson (17) during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers defeated the Giants 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Option No. 1: Tim Hudson (return from DL)

This is the most obvious choice for Bruce Bochy, but it’s not a very good one.

As much as I’d like Hudson to finish his Giants career with a sudden resurgence, the way he pitched following a three-week DL stint between June and July (6.00 ERA in two starts) doesn’t instill confidence.

If this second break allows Hudson to regain the form he flashed at the beginning of the season (3.78 ERA through five starts), however, the 40-year-old could be worth throwing out there every fifth day.

Hudson will rejoin the team when rosters expand on Sept. 1. 

Next: On to option No. 2