Braves starter Tim Hudson won his 200th game last week against the Washington Nationals, and today was awarded the National Player of the Week honor for the week ending May 5. Hudson went on to beat the Mets on Sunday to notch his 201st win and finish a perfect, 2-0 for the week.
Not only did Hudson pitch well last week, he laced a double to left center and then smashed an opposite field home run against the Nationals, while giving up only one run on three hits in seven innings, in a stellar all-around performance.
Hudson became just the 110th pitcher in Major League history to win 200 games. His 2-0 record and 2.51 ERA last week were accomplished in 14 1/3 innings pitched.
In notching his 200th win, Hudson became the fifth Brave to accomplish the feat in a Braves uniform, and the third active pitcher to do so. The other active pitchers with 200 wins are the Yankees Andy Pettitte and the Phillies Roy Halladay.
Hudson has a 4-1 record this season with a 3.83 ERA and leads the Braves with 42 1/3 innings pitched. Hudson is also hitting .375 with the one home run and three RBI. Not bad for a guy who will be 38 in July.
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