Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Giants' Hudson faces Rockies seeking home success

Giants righty Tim Hudson survived five walks (one intentional) but threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Padres in his season debut last week. Now he has to make AT&T Park his home. After going 5-5 with a 3.94 ERA by the bay last season, Hudson starts Tuesday night against the Rockies and righty Christian Bergman -- who seems to like pitching at AT&T Park and facing the Giants.
Three things to know about this game
• Bergman was 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA and the team was 2-0 in his two starts against the Giants last season. But he'll have to watch Buster Posey, who is 4-for-5 with a home run, a double and four RBIs against him. Bergman is in the rotation because lefty Jorge De La Rosa is still recovering from left groin tightness that marred his Spring Training.
• Giants outfielder Nori Aoki singled to open the first inning Monday to extend his career-best hit streak to 16 games.
• Both leadoff men should enter this game confidently. The Rockies' Charlie Blackmon is 5-for-16 with a double, but four strikeouts, against Hudson.

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