Tim Hudson

Oakland Athletics pitcher Barry Zito is greeted by his teammates during the opening day lineup introductions on April 1, 2002. (Eric Risberg/AP)

A’s should invite entire old gang

Golden oldies Tim Hudson and Barry Zito will pitch one last time…

 

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson throws to the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in San Francisco. (George Nikitin/AP)

Fantasy turns real: Hudson vs. Zito

OAKLAND — Barry Zito had returned home from a minor league season…

 

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson throws to the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning  Sunday. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

Posey, Hudson pace Giants to 5-1 win over Diamondbacks

As his career nears its end, Tim Hudson wants to soak in…

 

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has given presidential hopeful Donald Trump his endorsement. (Steven Senne/AP)

Brady supports Trump — what a country

Honest, forthright, selfless guy that he is, Tom Brady stands behind a…

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has given presidential hopeful Donald Trump his endorsement. (Steven Senne/AP)
San Francisco Giants' Tim Hudson throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Hudson leads Giants to win over Diamondbacks

PHOENIX — Tim Hudson pitched six effective innings in his return to…

San Francisco Giants' Tim Hudson throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Giants call it a season

When a team takes a soon-to-be-retired, 40-year-old pitcher out of mothballs in…

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Giants pitcher Chris Heston was rocked by the St. Louis Cardinals in his return to a struggling rotation. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

Giants can’t pitch, Dodgers can’t hit

We’re accepting slogans for the Giants’ rotation troubles, starting with the painful,…

Giants pitcher Chris Heston was rocked by the St. Louis Cardinals in his return to a struggling rotation. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Hudson beats A’s, now has Ws against all 30 teams

The A’s put two runners aboard with none out in the ninth…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
If Giants manager Bruce Bochy, right, and Buster Posey, hope to extend San Francisco's World Series run, the team will need some help in the starting rotation and another bat off the bench. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

A Giant Challenge: Get help

It’s my civic duty to remind the Giants that, yes, greed is…

If Giants manager Bruce Bochy, right, and Buster Posey, hope to extend San Francisco's World Series run, the team will need some help in the starting rotation and another bat off the bench. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
Giants' Joe Panik, left, and Matt Duffy celebrate after scoring against the San Diego Padres in the eighth inning of a baseball game on Thursday. Both scored on a double by Buster Posey. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)

Giants back on track as rotation shakeup looms

One hallmark of the Giants under the watch of manager Bruce Bochy…

Giants' Joe Panik, left, and Matt Duffy celebrate after scoring against the San Diego Padres in the eighth inning of a baseball game on Thursday. Both scored on a double by Buster Posey. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)
San Francisco Giants' Justin Maxwell, right, hits a two-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Carlos Frias, left, catcher Yasmani Grandal, second from left, and home plate umpire Chris Guccione watch during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Maxwell, Belt power SF Giants past LA Dodgers yet again, 6-2

LOS ANGELES — Tim Hudson and Bruce Bochy see no particular reason…

San Francisco Giants' Justin Maxwell, right, hits a two-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Carlos Frias, left, catcher Yasmani Grandal, second from left, and home plate umpire Chris Guccione watch during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Giants Tim Hudson pitched into the ninth inning Saturday

Giants begin to show heavy mettle

They made some loud noise with another big hit at AT&T Park…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Giants Tim Hudson pitched into the ninth inning Saturday
Ben Margot/APStarter Tim Hudson allowed five runs in Sunday's Giants loss to the Diamondbacks.

With loss Giants match franchise's worst start in city

After a last-place finish a year ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks will take…

Ben Margot/APStarter Tim Hudson allowed five runs in Sunday's Giants loss to the Diamondbacks.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APGiants center fielder Angel Pagan crashes into the wall after making a catch off a drive by the Rockies' Justin Morneau.

Giants' woes continue, lose fifth straight

Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado made a sensational falling catch over the…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APGiants center fielder Angel Pagan crashes into the wall after making a catch off a drive by the Rockies' Justin Morneau.
Lenny Ignelzi/APThe Giants' Tim Hudson pitched well in his season debut Thursday

Maxwell, Giants beat Padres in 12 innings

SAN DIEGO — Pinch-hitter Justin Maxwell delivered an RBI single with two…

Lenny Ignelzi/APThe Giants' Tim Hudson pitched well in his season debut Thursday

Hudson faces 8 batters, Giants beat Diamondbacks 5-0

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tim Hudson faced eight batters in a shaky but…

David J. Phillip/2014 ap file photoMadison Bumgarner won’t be the only big contributor out of the starting rotation for the Giants this season.

Pitching pride will make difference for Giants

In journalism school, they strongly recommend to anyone with designs on ascending…

David J. Phillip/2014 ap file photoMadison Bumgarner won’t be the only big contributor out of the starting rotation for the Giants this season.
David J. Phillip/AP PhotoGiants pitcher Tim Hudson has undergone surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle

Hudson undergoes ankle surgery, should be ready opening day

SAN FRANCISCO — Giants right-hander Tim Hudson has undergone surgery to remove…

David J. Phillip/AP PhotoGiants pitcher Tim Hudson has undergone surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoGiants pitcher Tim Hudson played in his first World Series this past season and says he is likely to retire after 2015.

Giants' Hudson says 2015 likely to be his final season

AUBURN, Ala. -- San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoGiants pitcher Tim Hudson played in his first World Series this past season and says he is likely to retire after 2015.
Mark Tenally/apTim Hudson signed with the Giants for a shot at a championship

Hudson in Game 7? It is the perfect last chapter to his season

Maybe you tried to pretend the notion didn't scare the hell out…

Mark Tenally/apTim Hudson signed with the Giants for a shot at a championship