(SportsNetwork.com) - Tim Hudson hopes for a little run support on Tuesday when the San Francisco Giants resume a three-game set with the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park.
Hudson struggled with his control on Thursday in San Diego, but didn't give up a run over 6 1/3 innings, despite walking five batters. It was the most free passes he had issued since June 19, 2012.
The Giants, though, didn't push a run across for him and he received a no- decision in the team's 1-0 win.
Hudson has faced the Rockies 15 times and is 5-2 with a 4.32 ERA against them.
San Francisco celebrated its latest World Series title on Monday, then proceeded to lose its home opener, as Eddie Butler escaped several jams to throw 5 1/3 scoreless innings and combined with five Colorado relievers on a five-hitter in the Rockies' 2-0 win.
Butler (1-0) worked around six walks and five hits allowed by continuing San Francisco's recent struggles in clutch situations, with the Giants stranding a total of 12 runners en route to a fourth straight loss.
The Rockies, who lost a franchise record 60 games away from home last season, are now 4-0 on the road to start the season. They've never won their first five as the visitor to open a year.
San Francisco went 0-of-7 with runners in scoring position and is hitting an anemic .091 (3-of-33) in such situations during its skid.
"Hitting is contagious. Sometimes, you just need that big two-out hit, or that double in the gap with runners on first and second, to get things rolling," said Giants catcher Buster Posey.
Chris Heston (1-1) pitched well for a second straight start in place of an injured Matt Cain, with the rookie yielding two runs -- one earned -- and striking out five over seven innings in a hard-luck outcome.
Nori Aoki finished 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 16 games for the Giants, who have lost four in a row.
"It's so early in the season," manager Bruce Bochy said. "You're going to go through these streaks, it might be pitching, it might be hitting, defense ... You just stay behind them, keep working. That's all you can do. It's nothing you can force."
Colorado righty Christian Bergman makes the start on Tuesday after picking up a win in relief on Friday with a scoreless inning against the Chicago Cubs. He made 10 starts for the Rox in 2014 and was 3-5 with a 5.93 ERA.
Colorado was 10-9 versus the Giants last season.