Tim Hudson won the “Good Guy Award” from the local media because he’s pretty accommodating and every once in a while he’ll make an unexpected quip. We’re easy: quotes and jokes, that’s all we ask. In the postseason this stuff gets ramped up a bit, and with the champagne and Anheuser-Busch products flowing last night, Hudson provided more than enough content to keep people talking between now and Game 1 of the NLDS at noon tomorrow.
“Obviously they have a talented group over there, there’s no question,” Hudson told The Post’s Barry Svrluga. “They have some great pitching. But come playoff time, talent can take you a long ways, but what do you have between your legs? That’s going to take you real far. And I think we’ve got a group in here that really has some of that.”
If anyone on the Giants has had enough time to survey the genital-readiness of the team with Natitude, it’s Hudson. He won both of his starts against Washington this season (11 hits, three walks and one earned run over 12.1 innings), and experienced a fair deal of success against the Nationals as a member of the Atlanta Braves (6-3 record, 3.44 ERA, .229 avg against in 70.1 innings from 2011-13).
Either way, expect Hudson to get showered with boos instead of booze when he starts Game 2 on Saturday. And that wasn’t the only anatomy lesson Hudson provided last night.
Madison Bumgarner will make his next start in Game 3 on Monday, and Hudson issued a warning to the Nats about the kind of pain they could expect when the series moves to AT&T Park.
“He don’t come with a lot of flair,” Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson said, “but he goes out there and sticks it right up your butt.”
“After that ball went over the fence, game over,” Hudson said. “You’ve got Bum out there with a four-run lead. The way he was throwing the ball, I didn’t give a damn. We were going to spray some Champagne.”