Originally posted on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 5/1/13
Tuesday night, Tim Hudson became just the third active pitcher (Andy Pettitte and Roy Halladay) to reach 200 victories.  And dude did it in style. The righty scattered three hits over seven stellar innings and blasted his third career home run (you can credit Bryce Harper with the assist) while powering the Atlanta Braves to an 8-1 victory over the Washington Nationals. "It was just one of those nights where things were lined up," Hudson said following the game. "The stars were aligned, and I guess it was meant to be." "He pitched a heck of a ballgame," Washington manager Davey Johnson said. "You have to tip your hat. That's the best I've seen him use all his pitches." All-time, Hudson is the 113th pitcher with 200 wins, but that's not the most impressive feat.  Of the modern-day 200-game winners, only Whitey Ford (.690), Pedro Martinez (.687), Lefty Grove (.680), Christy Mathewson (.665), Halladay (.663) and Roger Clemens (.658) have a better winning percentage than Hudson's .656. "It's a great accomplishment for anybody," Hudson said. "But honestly, I feel like it's something along the way, and I hope I can accomplish a lot more in this game. I feel like I can play for a while. I feel like I haven't missed a beat from 17 or 18 years ago. I'm just a little more crafty nowadays, and I definitely have more pop." And speaking of pop (and, yes, I know Hudson meant on the mound and not at the plate), according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Bob Lemon was the only other pitcher to hit a home run in the same game in which he notched his 200th win.

This article first appeared on Hall of Very Good and was syndicated with permission.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Rockets’ Gerald Green blames media for his suspension

Keenum not committed to re-signing with Vikings in 2018

Terrell Owens defends Dak Prescott, rips Jason Garrett

Matt Patricia thanks Tom Brady 'for getting me the Detroit job'

Report: Steelers won't do long-term deal with Le'Veon Bell until after using franchise tag

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

X-rays come back negative on Nick Foles' ribs

Report: Kawhi Leonard’s injury rehab causing strained relationship with Spurs

Report: Steve Wilks likely to be named Cardinals coach

Jimmy Garoppolo getting nice payday from Patriots’ playoff run

Redskins to franchise tag Kirk Cousins for third straight year?

Lakers not expecting Lonzo Ball to return soon

The 'More things change...' quiz

How the New England Patriots arrived at Super Bowl LII

Behind the scenes: History of the Super Bowl in pictures

Oldest players to ever be on Super Bowl rosters

Players with the most Super Bowl appearances

Top takeaways from NFL Championship Sunday

Six incredible stats from the Belichick/Brady era in Boston

Sports & Politics Intersect: Nassar's victims put USA Gymnastics, MSU on trial

The 'One of these things is not like the other' quiz

Top 25 times franchise players have changed scenes in MLB

The best college hoops games to watch down the stretch

Devin Booker is expanding his game beyond getting buckets

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Oldest players to ever be on Super Bowl rosters

The 'More things change...' quiz

How the New England Patriots arrived at Super Bowl LII

Players with the most Super Bowl appearances

Behind the scenes: History of the Super Bowl in pictures

Sports & Politics Intersect: Nassar's victims put USA Gymnastics, MSU on trial

Top 25 times franchise players have changed scenes in MLB

The 'One of these things is not like the other' quiz

The best college hoops games to watch down the stretch

NHL Weekender: Kings, Leafs heading in the wrong direction

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker