Hudson named Rookie of the Month

Daniel Hudson/Photography; Jordan Megenhardt

 

Sorry we’re a day late on this…

 

D-backs right-hander Daniel Hudson was named National League Rookie of the Month for August, in which he was 4-1 with a ridiculous 1.85 ERA in 43 2/3 innings. He edged out, among others, teammate Barry Enright who was 3-0 with a 2.05 ERA.

 

One thing that Hudson did exceptionally well through the month was get himself into 0-1 counts and throw a high percentage of his pitches (66 percent) for strikes. It’s a trait he shares with Enright, actually, who threw 63 percent of his pitches for strikes in August.

 

Hudson has been nothing short of sensational for the D-backs since being acquired from the Chicago White Sox for Edwin Jackson at the July 31 trading deadline. He was a serious contender for NL Pitcher of the Month also, an award that ended up going to Tim Hudson of the Atlanta Braves.

 

Baltimore Orioles lefthander Brian Matusz, a Phoenix native who attended Cactus Shadows High School in Cave Creek, was the American League Rookie of the Month.

 

 

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