WATCH: Virginia Beach’s Daniel Hudson talks about missing the Nationals’ Game 1 of the NLCS for the birth of his daughter

Posted at 10:16 AM, Oct 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-13 10:16:13-04

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI – OCTOBER 12: Daniel Hudson #44 and catcher Yan Gomes #10 of the Washington Nationals. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS – Washington Nationals pitcher and Virginia Beach product Daniel Hudson returned to the Nats roster Saturday after missing Game 1 of the National League Championship Series for the birth of his daughter.

Hudson picked up a save after closing out Washington’s 3-1 victory in Game 2.

“It’s been an awesome couple days,” said Hudson, whose third child, Millie, was born on Friday. “I’m so blessed to be here. The Nationals have been one hundred percent on my side, every decision I wanted to make this week and they couldn’t have been better toward me.

“I haven’t gotten a lot of sleep the last couple days, but I wanted to get back here. These guys are like my second family. I wanted to get back here as soon as I could. Once I got everybody out of the hospital, healthy, I was just ready to go.”