D-backs resume series with MarinersJun 19, 2012 - 3:05 PM
The Arizona Diamondbacks hope that Hudson shows up again tonight in the second contest of a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners.
Hudson is 2-0 with a 5.40 earned run average in four starts since returning from a stint on the disabled list caused by a shoulder injury. The bulk of that damage off the right-hander came in a 1 2/3-inning stint versus Oakland on June 8 in which he was charged with six runs in a no-decision.
Hudson, though, bounced back to beat the Rangers on Thursday, allowing three runs over seven innings while striking out a season-high seven. He moved to 3-1 with a 5.67 ERA in seven starts this season.
"He kept his feet under him after having a tough first inning," said Arizona manager Kirk Gibson about Hudson. "He stayed with his gameplan and kept them off-balance, did a good job of shutting them down tonight."
The 25-year-old has faced the Mariners once before and got the win, charged with a run over 6 2/3 frames while scattering five hits and four walks.
Taking the hill for Seattle will be Erasmo Ramirez, who will make the second start of his big-league career.
The righty began his first season with seven relief appearances before getting optioned to the minors in early May to stretch out as a starter. He was summoned back to the Mariners and made the start last Thursday versus the Padres, but was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits and a walk over five-plus innings. The righty had allowed three runs in 11 innings out of the bullpen.
"I felt like Ramirez was OK today," Seattle manager Eric Wedge told his team's website. "He was up a little bit more than we'd like to see him. It made it tough for him. They fouled a lot of pitches off, had some long ABs there in that first inning. He gets up a little, that's when it flattens out on him and that's what we saw tonight.
"His stuff was good. It's his first start, he has that out of the way. It's something to work off of now."
The 22-year-old is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA on the season and will face the Diamondbacks for the first time.
Arizona snapped a seven-game slide to Seattle by taking last night's opener 7-1 behind Aaron Hill's cycle, the fifth in franchise history. The second baseman singled in the first, tripled in the third, doubled in the fifth and then completed the cycle with a homer in the seventh.
"It was nice to come out and get the bats rolling," said Hill, who scored three times. "Any time you come out and spread the ball around it's nice."
Hill's efforts were plenty for starter Wade Miley (8-3), who lowered his earned run average to 2.30 by scattering nine hits and striking out eight over seven innings of one-run ball.
Arizona was coming off back-to-back shutout losses to the LA Angels of Anaheim, but snapped a 21-inning scoreless streak by plating three runs in the first. That helped the Diamondbacks beat the Mariners for the first time since July 16, 2001 and at home for the first time since July 17 of the previous year.
Hector Noesi was on the opposite end of the decision, allowing six runs -- five earned -- on nine hits over six frames. Casper Wells drove in Seattle's only run with an RBI double in the sixth.
"Their guy pitched a good ballgame," Wedge said of Miley. "We were never in a position to do some damage."
Wedge is expected to put Ichiro Suzuki back in the lineup tonight after giving his 38-year-old outfielder the night off on Monday. Ichiro is hitting .255 through 67 games this season and his next hit will be the 2,500th of his MLB career.
- SEATTLE: 12
Jun 20 1:40 AM
- Ichiro Suzuki double to center scored Casper Wells with one out. Runner on second and Franklin Gutierrez due up.
Mariners 12, Diamondbacks 9 Top 10, 1 OutJun 20 1:30 AM
- Pinch-Hitter Casper Wells single to center scored Munenori Kawasaki and Dustin Ackley with one out. Runner on first and Ichiro Suzuki due up.
Mariners 11, Diamondbacks 9 Top 10, 1 OutJun 20 1:27 AM
- Ichiro Suzuki sacrifice fly to right scored Brendan Ryan with two out. On the play, John Jaso advances to second. Runner on second and Franklin Gutierrez due up.
Mariners 9, Diamondbacks 9 Top 8, 2 OutsJun 20 12:47 AM
- Miguel Montero single to right scored Jason Kubel with none out. On the play, Paul Goldschmidt advances to second. Runners on first and second and Josh Bell due up.
Mariners 8, Diamondbacks 9 Bot 6, 0 OutsJun 20 12:16 AM
- Willie Bloomquist single to center scored Gerardo Parra with two out. On the play, Lyle Overbay advances to second. Runners on first and second and Aaron Hill due up.
Mariners 8, Diamondbacks 8 Bot 5, 2 OutsJun 19 11:50 PM
- Pinch-Hitter Lyle Overbay single to center scored Josh Bell with two out. On the play, Gerardo Parra advances to third. Runners on first and third and Willie Bloomquist due up.
Mariners 8, Diamondbacks 7 Bot 5, 2 OutsJun 19 11:49 PM
- Paul Goldschmidt one-out, solo Home Run (9) to center. Miguel Montero due up.
Mariners 8, Diamondbacks 6 Bot 5, 1 OutJun 19 11:40 PM
- Brendan Ryan two-out, three-run Home Run (2) to left scored Jesus Montero and Michael Saunders. Erasmo Ramirez due up.
Mariners 8, Diamondbacks 5 Top 5, 2 OutsJun 19 11:32 PM
- Jesus Montero singled to center. Runner on first with none out and Michael Saunders due up.
Mariners 5, Diamondbacks 5 Top 5, 0 OutsJun 19 11:18 PM
- Aaron Hill two-out, solo Home Run (9) to left. Justin Upton due up.
Mariners 2, Diamondbacks 5 Bot 4, 2 OutsJun 19 11:08 PM
- Gerardo Parra lead-off Home Run (6) to right. Daniel Hudson due up.
Mariners 2, Diamondbacks 4 Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 19 11:05 PM
- Miguel Montero popped out to first. Runner on first with two outs and Josh Bell due up.
Mariners 2, Diamondbacks 3 Bot 3, 2 OutsJun 19 10:47 PM
- Justin Upton reached first on Brendan Ryan's fielding error. Runner on first with one out and Jason Kubel due up.
Mariners 2, Diamondbacks 1 Bot 3, 1 OutJun 19 10:38 PM
- Kyle Seager single to left scored Ichiro Suzuki with one out. Runner on first and Jesus Montero due up.
Mariners 2, Diamondbacks 0 Top 3, 1 OutJun 19 10:28 PM
- Justin Smoak two-out, solo Home Run (11) to right. Dustin Ackley due up.
Mariners 1, Diamondbacks 0 Top 2, 2 OutsJun 19 10:05 PM
- SEATTLE: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
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