Tim Hudson is about to make history. Win or lose, at 39 years old, he’ll be the oldest pitcher to start the decisive Game 7 of the World Series.
“Well, it’s important. I mean, it’s exciting,” Hudson said “When you’re a little kid in the backyard, you always think of World Series games and hitting home runs to win a Game 7 of the World Series or pitching in a big game, a Game 7 of the World Series. So I’m no different than anybody else.
“It’s something that as a kid growing up you think about it, as a Big League player you think about it, and you often wonder if you’re ever going to have the opportunity to do it. 16 years in the Big Leagues, I finally have that chance. I mean, I’m really, really excited about it. I can’t wait. I can’t wait to get out there and have some fun.”
Game 3 was decent by Hudson but he ended up being the tough luck loser.
He fell just short of a quality start pitching 5-2/3 innings giving up four hits and three earned runs, with two strikeouts.
Offensively the Giants failed to muster enough run support. Only a run scoring double by Michael Morse and an RBI ground out were all they could scratch against Stanford alum Jeremy Guthrie.
The 35-year old Guthrie will also make history tonight as he and Hudson are the two oldest starting pitchers to appear in the fall classic.
Once again we consulted Sports Astrologer Andrea Mallis for her unique insights on baseball.
As of Sunday, Oct. 26 Mars which is a crucial planet for an athlete, changed positions and that could benefit him in this critical game.
From his Game 3 start on Oct. 24 until now, Mars has changed position from Sagittarius to super ambitious Capricorn. Two planetary shifts have occurred.
As a result, “Tim is even more fired up and his competitive nature is heightened and taken to another level,” Mallis said. “Chomping at the proverbial bit, he can’t wait to start. He has extra energy, vitality, aggression, and daring. An eager beaver.”
It appears that Hudson ideally will pitch five innings allowing no more than two runs. If necessary, Madison Bumgarner is available out of the bullpen. Had he been asked to start Game 7, he would have done so on two days rest. It has been accomplished before, most notably by Mickey Lolich in 1968 for the Detroit Tigers. In that series, he was 3-0 pitching three complete games and was named the series MVP.
Hopefully Hudson will work long enough into the game to set it up for the bullpen. If not, Bumgarner should be more than able to pick up the slack.
As Mallis says, “the stars are truly aligned for Bumgarner. Hudson is sort of willing himself to win but Bumgarner’s chart is the Midas touch. With Jupiter transiting in Leo connecting to Bumgarner’s Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars, he has greater physical energy and endurance.”
This event occurs only once every 12 years and perhaps its serendipitous that it’s happening now for Bumgarner and the Giants. But one concern Mallis has is for catcher Buster Posey who is batting only .182 in the World Series.
“As Mars is a crucial planet for an athlete, currently, Posey has Saturn, planet of limitation opposing his Mars,” Mallis said. “That means one foot is on the gas, one foot on the brake. Mars is the planet of energy, assertion and aggression. In this case, with Saturn opposing his Mars, it can have a negative effect. The person’s power is thwarted. His actions meet with resistance, and he may feel frustrated, restricted, and blocked.”
In Game 6, Posey was 0-for-3 and in the top of the third, with the bases loaded, he grounded into an inning ending double play and ended any chance of a rally by the Giants. So she is concerned about Posey’s bat going cold and they got the stuffing knocked out of them in Game 6.
However, Hunter Pence has had a phenomenal series batting .473 with two doubles, five home runs, and five RBIs.
Mallis says, “because of the orange full Hunter’s Moon eclipse in Aries on Oct. 8, our fiery Aries orator has literally been the catalyst to give the struggling offense the production to succeed.”
And if everything else plays out as Mallis forecasts, the team will be hoisting its third World Series trophy since 2010 and parading down Market Street on Friday.
Astrologer Andrea Mallis, pioneered the magical blend of sports and astrology in 2001.
Andrea has appeared on ESPN SportsCenter, and is currently the astrologer at Comcast Sports Net. She’s written for major league baseball magazines, ESPN.com, MLB.com, as well as appearing on local TV and radio shows. She’s a frequent guest on The San Francisco Giants Flagship station KNBR The Sports Leader, 95.7 The Game, Sirius XM MLB Home Plate and WFAN.
Her pioneering work has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Times, Oakland Tribune, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports.com, The Ultimate Sports Guide and many others, including the book “FantasyLand,” a book on fantasy baseball by Wall St. Journal author Sam Walker. As an Astrologer with a niche in sports, Andrea analyzes data from an athlete’s birth chart, and compares planets at birth to current alignments – known as forecasting, to see what current cycle’s athletes are experiencing.
To have Andrea guide you with your game, her web site is www.virgoinservice.com, email is email@example.com and voicemail is 510-874-4911. Find her on Facebook and Twitter @virgoinservice