Hudson Struggles Again, Braves Fall To Diamondbacks 5-3

The loss was Hudson's first against the Diamondbacks, and the Braves offense stranded 12 runners on base.

For the second straight start, Tim Hudson had one ineffective inning, and the offense couldn't buy a run-scoring hit in the late innings as the Braves suffer a disappointing end to a 10-game road trip with a 5-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Eric Chavez would be the villain-du-jour in the game; he started the scoring with an RBI single in the first to score Paul Goldschmidt, who had three hits in the game. Atlanta would tie the score against Ian Kennedy in the third inning when Freddie Freeman drew a bases-loaded walk. Freeman would later give Atlanta the lead in the top of the fifth with a two-run double.

That lead would quickly evaporate in the bottom of the inning. A one-out walk to pinch-hitter Jason Kubel followed by Gerardo Parra's single gave Didi Gregorius the opportunity to drive in Kubel, cutting the lead to one. Hudson struck out Goldschmidt and had two strikes on Chavez, but the Arizona third baseman doubled home both runners to give the D-backs the lead. Cody Ross contributed a run-scoring single, increasing the lead to two.

The game was still winnable for the Braves offense, and they had ample opportunities against Arizona's bullpen. Atlanta put two runners on base in each of the next three innings, but no one could get the big hit when he needed to. The offense left seven runners on base after the fifth inning, 12 in total, in Atlanta's sixth loss of a 10-game road trip. Freeman's fifth-inning double was Atlanta's lone hit in 11 tries with runners in scoring position.

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