Daniel Hudson could create a nice problem for the White Sox if he continues to pitch as well as he did Tuesday, when he struck out four while pitching two scoreless innings in a B game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
… “It depends what we want, what we’re looking for, what’s best for the club,” manager Ozzie Guillen said. “… But I don’t think we should sit him on the bench and all of a sudden wait to see what happens. That’s (general manager) Ken Williams’ call.”
… Hudson displayed pinpoint control around the knees to the Dodgers’ batters, throwing 16 of 23 pitches for strikes. …
So, while Tuesday’s effort won’t count toward Cactus League statistics, Daniel Hudson certainly made a positive impression in his quest for a long-relief role. Hudson worked the third and fourth innings against the Dodgers, retiring all six batters he faced, with four coming via strikeout.
Hudson fanned two looking and two swinging, also setting down hitters on a ground ball to shortstop Brent Lillibridge and on a nice running catch made by Jordan Danks in right-center field. The soon-to-be 23-year-old, who burst on to the scene by jumping from Class A Kannapolis to the Majors in 2009, focused on throwing strikes in his first outing, but said after the game how important every trip to the mound can be this spring. …