Hudson is 2-2 with a 2.97 ERA in six starts since returning from the disabled list with an oblique strain, but is 0-2 with a 4.81 ERA in his past four home starts.
He hasn’t won at home this season since beating the Phillies, 7-2 on May 29.
In his last effort at Turner Field, Hudson struck out a season-high 10 in seven innings on Thursday night against San Francisco, but was charged with seven hits and four runs in a loss.
“You just can’t let it drive you crazy,” Hudson said. “I just can’t dwell on it. I feel like I’ve thrown the ball a lot better than the (pitching) line shows.”
Atlanta is looking to bounce back from a 6-4 loss to the Dodgers in the series opener on Tuesday, as Olmeda Saenz drove in two runs with a pinch-hit single in the ninth inning.
They’ll be facing old teammate Odalis Perez, who is pitching well after a slow start to his season.
The former Braves left-hander—traded to Los Angeles for Gary Sheffield following the 2001 season—is 3-1 with a 3.12 ERA in his past five starts after going 4-5 with a 5.06 ERA in his first 11 and spending time on the disabled list (sore shoulder).
In his last start, he limited the Phillies to one run and five hits over eight innings of a 5-1 win on Thursday.
“Tonight was special. I had confidence in all of my pitches, I got ahead and came out with the win,” said Perez, who had a season-high eight strikeouts.