Daniel Hudson was pitching for the Diamondbacks tonight against his old team, the White Sox.
He’s a 24 year old pitcher going up against Edwin Jackson, the guy he was traded for.
He was throwing a shutout into the 7th, but a Paul Konerko homer made it a game and he let base runners on in the 8th and 9th.
Do you know what Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson did?
He let him pitch through it. He didn’t baby him.
And now he got a complete game win and has the experience of working through his own jams.
Hudson is now 8-5 with a good 3.56 ERA and is averaging 6 2/3 innings a start.
The Diamondbacks now have a good young pitcher who they can count on to go deep into games. And they got that because THEY LET HIM PITCH!
It sounds so simple. And yet so few teams do that.
But I covered that in the last Sully Baseball video.