FanGraphs Audio: Tim Hudson Now on Tim Hudson Then

Episode 353
On August 19, 1999, the author went to Fenway Park expecting to see Pedro Martinez beat the Oakland A’s handily. Instead, Martinez was outdueled by then-rookie right-hander Tim Hudson. Hudson discusses that start and other relevant matters on this edition of FanGraphs Audio.

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Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.

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Martinez and Hudson faced each other 4 more times in their careers, and the results were delightfully mercurial:

4/15/2000 | Hudson 1.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 4 BB, 1 K | Martinez 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 9 K

8/11/2003 | Hudson 9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K | Martinez 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 7 K

9/8/2004 | Hudson 3.0 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 5 BB, 3 K | Martinez 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K

9/27/2006 | Hudson 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 2 K | Martinez 2.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 2 BB, 1 K (As members of ATL and NYM)

conclusion: baseball is fun, possibly hard to predict