The San Francisco Giants defeated the Chicago Cubs in game two of their three-game series at AT&T Park behind another great outing by Tim Hudson.
Today’s pitching matchup was between Tim Hudson and Jake Arrieta and by the end of things it was Hudson who picked up the win pushing his record to 5-2 on the season. Hudson finished the game with no runs in seven innings pitched and six hits to go with five K’s. Meanwhile Arrieta allowed four earned on seven hits in six innings and also had five strikeouts and his record dropped to 1-1.
In the first inning the San Francisco Giants jumped on Arrieta early with two runs in the first. The first run of the ball-game came on a Buster Posey sacrifice fly while Michael Morse hit a grounder that went off of Arrienta and eventually drove in Hunter Pence.
In the fifth inning the San Francisco Giants threatened again, and once again it was Posey at bat. This time he came up to bat with the bases loaded, and just like in the first put a ball high up in the air for the sacrifice fly for his second RBI of the game scoring Ehire Adrianza from third base. On the very next batter Pablo Sandoval hit a bloop-single to left and that scored Angel Pagan.
Jeremey Affeldt would come in to start the eighth to relieve Hudson while Juan Machi came in to close things out in the ninth to complete the shutout.
Tomorrow afternoon the San Francisco Giants take on the Chicago Cubs in the final game of the series. Scheduled to pitch are Tim Lincecum (4-3, 4.55 ERA) and Edwin Jackson (3-4, 4.94 ERA).