The right-hander showed the potential to do more than that in his season debut.
Looking for their second straight win, the Braves close a three-game series against the San Diego Padres on Thursday.
Hudson went 2-1 with a 3.61 ERA over seven starts last season beginning in September. He showed little signs of any shoulder problems Friday against San Francisco, giving up two runs and three hits in seven innings of a 5-4, 13-inning loss.
“It was a really good outing for me, but I’m really disappointed that I gave up two runs,” he told the Braves’ official Web site after throwing 77 pitches. “It was one of those games where I felt I could have gone deeper in the game with some more zeros.”
Hudson hopes to follow a stellar effort from 23-year-old Tommy Hanson(notes), who gave up one run and four hits in six innings of a 6-1 victory Wednesday as the Braves (4-4) responded to a 17-2 loss two days earlier.
Prado is hitting .469, and his 15 hits in the Braves’ first eight games is a club record. Glaus, meanwhile, hit first his home run since Sept. 28, 2008 when he played with St. Louis. He appeared in only 14 games last season with the Cardinals because of right shoulder surgery.
Glaus is hitting .267 with six RBIs, but was 1 for 9 in the previous three games.
San Diego (3-5), which recorded 19 hits in the series opener, left 10 on base Wednesday and was 1 for 5 with runners in scoring position while committing three errors. Chase Headley(notes), who was hitting .448, went 1 for 4 with three strikeouts.
The Padres haven’t faced Hudson since 2008, and he is 3-0 with a 4.29 ERA in six starts and one relief appearance against them over his career. Adrian Gonzalez(notes), who had two hits and drove in his fifth run of the season Wednesday, is 6 for 12 with two homers in his career off Hudson.
Mat Latos(notes) (0-0, 6.00) will try to rebound on the mound for the Padres after struggling in his season debut Saturday. He allowed four runs and seven hits— including three home runs—over six innings of a 5-4, 14-inning win over Colorado.
The right-hander is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in two starts against the Braves.