Hudson to pitch next rehab Wednesday in Gwinnett

Tim Hudson is scheduled to make two more appearances on his minor league rehabilitation assignment, both in Triple-A Gwinnett, and then hopes he’ll be ready to be activated by the end of the Pirates series, April 29 or 30, or the following series against the Phillies, May 1-3.

“I don’t see why not, once I get my pitch count up and my innings up,” Hudson said.

He is scheduled to throw five innings and up to 85-90 pitches on Wednesday night at Coolray Field against Norfolk. He’s scheduled to pitch again six days later in Gwinnett on Tuesday, April 24 against Charlotte, building up to six innings and 100 or so pitches. That way he builds in an extra day of rest between the next two starts. (And Gwinnett has an off day Monday, April 23 anyway.)

Hudson is 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA in two rehab outings with Single-A Rome, but his surgically-repaired back has given him no problems, and he’s focused now on sharpening his offspeed pitches.

“Offspeed is not quite how I want it,” said Hudson, who was victimized on a host of groundball singles Thursday in Rome. “The sinker is pretty good I think. Sometimes I’ll throw a dud in there.”

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bruce

April 14th, 2012
6:59 pm

Go Huddy! Looking forward to your return!

bruce

April 14th, 2012
7:06 pm

Carroll, thanks! for the scoop on pitch range increases with each start to stretch out to start. that is exactly what I wanted to know.

Carroll Rogers

April 14th, 2012
7:11 pm

glad to pass it along, bruce.

IlliniBrave

April 14th, 2012
7:16 pm

If this team can hold it together until early May, when Hudson comes back and both Jurrjens and Hanson are hopefully back to form, you gotta like the Braves’ chances.

Ken Stallings

April 14th, 2012
8:38 pm

Wow! Am I enjoying watching this! It has been a long time since a left-handed Braves pitcher’s performance reminded me of Tom Glavine, but Mike Minor through six complete innings is crafting an exhibition of pinpoint control, wearing out the low outside corner of the plate till the black is peeling off! It looks like Tom Glavine in his prime!

All the Braves pitching prospects who got so much ink in spring training. All Mike Minor did is go out and quietly do his job! This performance so far tonight is against the Milwaukee Brewers — a lineup of great hitters in the NL.

What an enjoyable site!

Ken Stallings

April 14th, 2012
8:40 pm

I am also very much enjoying these alternate home uniforms! With the cream color and trim they look very much like an old style Negro League home jersey and they look great!

Carroll Rogers

April 14th, 2012
8:41 pm

Ken Stalling I was thinking that myself….that this was a throwback performance by Minor.

Bill

April 14th, 2012
8:46 pm

Don’t care for NYY and pin strips but the pin strips look damn good– But so do these uniforms..old style with is damn good. About time .

Go bravos

April 14th, 2012
8:54 pm

Freeman had a good spring training. Why does he now strikeout or not deliver almost every time?

Bill

April 14th, 2012
9:41 pm

Go Braves in 9th one run lead…got to hold’em

Bill

April 14th, 2012
9:49 pm

Come on kimbrel..holy man in black do your job.
2 on 1 out..don’t blow it.

Bill

April 14th, 2012
9:50 pm

Thanks carroll..looks like it was just you & me.

Bases loaded…1 hour..I smell something cooking.

Bill

April 14th, 2012
9:56 pm

Great game!
kimbrel will cause Fredi start drinking…..

Ken Stallings

April 14th, 2012
10:05 pm

Kimbrel made it more interesting that one would like, but the Braves earn another win over a good Brewers team! Minor went 7.1 innings and surrendered a one-out double to get the late hook. Great pitching performance by Minor!

Tampa Gator

April 14th, 2012
10:22 pm

Great win……..but Fredi is already wearing out his bullpen. Why did he not let Medlin pitch more than one inning last night. He is and was capable ot pitching the final 4 innings last night to save both Venters and Kimbrel But it appears both Venters and Kimbrel are headed towards a late in the yeat wash out again……under Gonzalez.

B-F_52

April 14th, 2012
10:59 pm

unbeilievable

kreedham

April 14th, 2012
11:22 pm

I agree Tampa Gator. Fredi is showing signs of using Ovenbrel too much again except now he’s making it Medoventbrel. I think they are the best but now and then Venters or Medlen can close out the game and give Kimbrel an extra night off now and then or have Medlen come in for O’F or Venters to give them a night off. It doesn’t have to be the same thing over and over. Of course if the starters would go deeper or we get a huge lead …problem solved.

GOP Cannon

April 14th, 2012
11:50 pm

Minor was AWESOME tonight, I am glad that he walked away with the win! 4 game winning streak, lets go for the sweep tomorrow!

Ken Stallings

April 14th, 2012
11:50 pm

The first month of the season features a number of off days. So, don’t forget that the entire team had an off day between the conclusion of the Astros series and this one against the Brewers. I am concerned that Fredi not overuse the bullpen as he did last season. But, considering that the Braves lost the first four games, frankly Fredi needed to win these last four to get the team back to .500.

That plus the off day makes it the right move in my view. Tomorrow the Braves need to secure an early lead and hold onto it. Kimbrell has pitched many games in a row and it would be nice to see him enjoy another day off.

Brave Decisions

April 15th, 2012
12:37 am

Longarm

April 15th, 2012
3:18 am

If you understand baseball, the indepth article is worth reading, Thanks.

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