Diamondbacks pitcher Daniel Hudson announces break from Twitter after 'absolutely awful' stretch

Posted at 10:44 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 01:44:51-04

Daniel Hudson's return to Major League Baseball after not one but two Tommy John surgeries is one of the most feel-good sports stories of the last several years.

But what the Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher has experienced on the mound recently has been nothing short of a nightmare.

On Tuesday, Hudson was the losing pitcher in the D-backs' 9-4 setback at the Milwaukee Brewers, as he surrendered four runs in just one-third of an inning. It was just another recent sub-par performance from the 29-year-old right-hander after a stellar first half of the season.

Between what he called "the most frustrating stretch of games I've ever experienced in my life" and his ongoing battle with Twitter critics, Hudson announced Tuesday night that he'll take a much-needed break from social media.

Hudson has been a class act throughout his time in Arizona. He has been terrific in interacting with fans on social media and has always responded to criticism with grace and humility.

Here's hoping Hudson's hiatus from the Twitterverse will help him find what he's lost.