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Luke Hudson MLB Career Stats

17-18 5.11 243.0 162 1.47

Luke Hudson Bio

  • Full Name: Luke Stephen Hudson
  • Born: 5/2/1977 in Fountain Valley, CA
  • Draft: 1998, Colorado Rockies, 4th rd. (120th overall)
  • College: Tennessee
  • Debut: July 1, 2002
  • Ret., Final Game: 5/10/2007
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MLB Career Stats 17 18 5.11 58 41 0 243.0 162 1.47


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Full name is Luke Stephen Hudson...resides in Huntington Beach, Calif...At Fountain Valley (Calif.) High School, played on a pair of state 1A championship teams...notched an 8-1 record with a 1.03 ERA as a senior...won national championships with Pony League and Colt League teams...tied record held by former New York Mets pitcher Sid Fernandez for most wins (3) in the Colt World Series...Attended the University of Tennessee...recorded 202 strikeouts in his Tennessee career, currently 8th all-time...has 7 brothers and sisters...participated in the 2005 Reds Winter Caravan and in the 2007 Royals Caravan. 2007 Opened the season on the 15-day Disabled List with a right shoulder strain suffered in Spring Training...Was recalled from his rehab appearance and reinstated from the 15-day D.L. on May 10...Made 4 rehab starts...he was 0-2 with a 4.41 ERA (16.1 IP, 19 H, 8 ER) overall, striking out 26 and walking just 6...he made a pair of starts with Class AA Wichita, going 0-1 with a 3.68 ERA (7.1 IP, 8 H, 3 ER) before compiling a 0-1 record with a 5.00 ERA (9.0 IP, 11 H, 5 ER) in a pair of Omaha (AAA) starts...Suffered a loss in his 2007 debut on May 10 vs. Oakland...allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, on 2 hits and 4 walks in just 2.0 innings...Placed on the 15-day D.L. on May 13 with right biceps tendinitis...underwent right shoulder surgery on June 28 and missed the remainder of the season...was transferred to 60-day D.L. on June 29. 2006 Turned in the best season of his Major League career, logging a 7-6 record with a 5.12 ERA in 26 appearances, including 15 starts...recorded career-highs in wins, innings pitched (102.0) and strikeouts (64) and finished 1 start shy of matching his career-best total set in 2005 with Cincinnati...Was impressive as a starter, going 6-3 with a 4.79 ERA (88.1 IP, 47 ER), compared to a 1-3 mark and a 7.24 ERA (13.2 IP, 11 ER) in 11 relief appearances...was 4-1 with a 3.83 ERA (49.1 IP, 21 ER) at Kauffman Stadium as a starter...lasted at least 5 innings in all 8 home starts and threw 6.0 innings or more in 6 of those outings...Left with the lead in 12 of his 15 starts and saw the bullpen cost him a win in 6 contests...the KC bullpen recorded a 5.81 ERA (48.0 IP, 31 ER) when he pitched and a 9.78 ERA (19.1 IP, 21 ER) in the 6 blown saves...Was 5-3 with a 4.97 ERA in 14 games after the All-Star Break...Was twice named the Royals Pitcher of the Month, earning the award in July (3-0, 3.16 ERA) and August (4-2, 6.48)...Down the stretch, made 9 starts against teams within 5.5 games of a playoff berth and went 4-1 with a 2.87 ERA (53.1 IP, 17 ER) with quality starts in every outing...Posted a 6-1 record and a 4.50 ERA (70.0 IP, 35 ER) in his 12 starts where he had 4 or 5 days of rest, including a 3-0 mark and a 3.41 ERA when starting on 5 days rest...Went at least 6.0 innings in 12 of his 15 starts and tossed 7.0 or more innings in 5 starts...was 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA (35.0 IP, 7 ER) when lasting 7 innings and 5-2 with a 3.58 ERA (78.0 IP, 31 ER) when lasting at least 6 innings...Recorded 3 of his 7 wins against teams that made the playoffs (MIN, OAK, STL) a starter went 2-1 with a 2.12 ERA (34.0 IP, 30 H, 8 ER) in 5 starts against playoff teams...held opponents to 2 runs or less in 4 of those starts, with all 5 starts coming after Aug. 18...Joined the Royals after signing as a minor league free agent on March 13...had his contract purchased from Omaha on April 1...Opened the season in the Royals bullpen where he compiled an 0-3 record and an 8.74 ERA in 9 games through April 30 (11.1 IP, 15 H, 11 ER, 7 BB, 6 SO)...Designated for assignment May 1 after giving up 4 runs in 0.0 innings April 30 vs. Oakland...was outrighted to Omaha on May 3...Went 2-0 with 1 save in 13 games (2 starts) for the O-Royals, compiling a 2.80 ERA (35.1 IP, 30 H, 11 ER, 7 BB, 21 SO)...returned to Kansas City when his contract was selected from Omaha on June 30...Earned an 8-7, 11-inning victory July 1 at St. Louis after pitching a scoreless 10th and 11th inning...marked his 1st win since Aug. 28, 2005 at Pittsburgh while with the Reds...Made his 1st start for KC on July 7 vs. Toronto and allowed just 2 hits and 1 ER in 5.0 innings as KC cruised to a 13-3 win...was 4-0 with a 3.68 ERA in his 1st 6 starts (36.2 IP, 15 ER) through Aug. 8...Won his 3rd straight start and 4th straight decision Aug. 8 vs. BOS (6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO)...won 3 straight starts for the 1st time since July 29-Aug. 12, 2005 while with the Reds...Had his shortest outing of his career Aug. 13 at Cleveland, a 13-0 Royals loss...recorded just 1 out (a strikeout) and was tagged for 11 runs (10 ER) before getting lifted for a reliever in the 1st pitcher had allowed as many as 11 runs in the 1st inning of a game since Sept. 21, 1897, when the Brooklyn Bridegrooms scored 12 off Boston's Kid Nichols in the opening frame of the 1st game of a doubleheader...Fanned a career-high 10 batters on Sept. 4 vs. New York, marking the most strikeouts from a Royals starter since Blake Stein fanned 11 on June 17, 2001 at Milwaukee...took a no decision after allowing just 1 ER in 7.0 innings and leaving with a 5-1 lead only to see the bullpen give up 10 runs in the 8th inning for a 12-5 loss. 2005 Spent a majority of the season with Cincinnati, going 6-9 with a 6.38 ERA in 19 games (16 starts)...set then career highs in wins, losses, appearances, innings (84.2) and strikeouts (53)...Made his fi rst 16 appearances as a starter (6-8, 7.20 ERA) before making his last 3 appearances in relief (0-1, 0.00 ERA)...hit 11 batters, ranking tied for 8th in the National League...In his 16 starts, the Reds went 8-8 and scored 86 runs (5.4 runs/game) in support...he twice was a victim of blown saves, once as a starter and once in relief...Missed the Reds 1st 58 games of the season while on the 15-day Disabled List with inflammation in his right shoulder...following a rehabilitation appearance for Chattanooga, was reinstated from the D.L. on June 9...earned the 14-5 victory that night at Tampa Bay (6.0 IP, 3 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO)...In 7 starts from July 24-Aug. 28, went 5-1 with a 3.76 ERA...then went went 0-2 with a 17.47 ERA in his 1st 2 September starts (9/3 at ATL and 9/9 vs. PIT)...Made his 1st relief appearance since Aug. 21, 2002 on Sept. 18 at Pittsburgh...threw 5.1 scoreless innings and was the victim of a blown save in the 9-7 loss...was the longest relief appearance of his career and snapped a streak of 25 consecutive starts...Tied his career high with a 3-game winning streak from July 29-Aug. 12.  Fared well at the plate, hitting .320 (8-25) with 2 doubles and 3 RBI...posted a 4-game hitting streak from Aug. 6-Aug. 23, the longest by a Reds pitcher since Paul Wilson's 4-game streak from July 27- Aug. 12, 2003...also had a 3-game hitting streak (7/6-7/24). 2004 Split the season between Chattanooga (AA), Louisville (AAA) and Cincinnati...was 4-2 with a 2.42 ERA in 9 starts for the Reds, allowing just 36 hits in 48.1 innings...posted 5 quality starts in his 9 appearances...Joined the Reds for an Aug. 15 start and finished the season as the Reds most reliable starter...went 4-1 with a 1.67 ERA in his last 8 starts of the season, including a 3-1 record and a 1.33 ERA in 5 September starts....Posted a 16.0-inning scoreless streak from Aug. 30-Sept. 17, the longest by a Reds pitcher all season...Made his season debut on Aug. 15 and his 1st career start in a 7-2 loss vs. San Diego (5.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO)...Recorded his 1st Major League win on Aug. 20 at Arizona, tossing 6.0 shutout innings in a 2-0 victory over Randy Johnson...Began the season at Chattanooga, making 16 starts prior to his promotion to Louisville on July 27... in his last 9 starts at Chattanooga, went 6-1 with a 1.83 ERA and 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA in his final 3 starts...At the time of his promotion to Louisville, ranked among the Southern League leaders in victories (7, T5th), strikeouts (91, 6th) and ERA (3.32, 7th)...was 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA in 3 starts at Louisville. 2003 Missed the season following 4/11 arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder (Dr. Timothy Kremchek). 2002 Spent a majority of the season at Class AAA Louisville, where he made 17 starts and 13 relief appearances, going 5-9 with a 4.51 ERA...Led the Bats staff and ranked 3rd in the International League in strikeouts (129) and tied the club record by hitting 16 batters...Posted a 4.50 ERA in 3 appearances during 2 stints with the Reds (6/28-7/11, 8/20-8/24)...Made his Major League debut on July 1 vs Houston, tossing a scoreless inning with 1 strikeout...Pitched for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League, going 3-1 with a 3.98 ERA in 12 games (31.2 IP, 30 H, 14 ER, 14 BB, 45 SO)...ranked among AFL leaders in strikeouts (T2nd)...was AFL Pitcher of the Week for Oct. 22-Oct. 27. 2001 In 2001, led the Southern League in starts (28) and ranked among the leaders in losses (12, 2nd), strikeouts (145, 2nd), walks (68, 3rd), home runs allowed (19, 3rd) and innings pitched (165.0, 4th) while pitching for Carolina (AA).