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Is 200 the new 300?
For decades now, 300 wins for a pitcher has been the standard of automatic entry to baseball’s Hall of Fame. However, when Randy Johnson achieved the feat in 2009, many asked the very legitimate question of whether or not the Big Unit would be the very last pitcher to ever hit that mark. Conventional wisdom says Johnson will indeed be the last.
History tells us that the Los Angeles Dodgers were the first time to go to a five-man rotation, featuring the likes of Tommy John and Don Sutton. They turned from the four-man staff in the early 1970s, and soon thereafter most of baseball followed suit. Since that point, just 10 pitchers have captured at least 300 victories, only four of those since 1990.
In short, starting pitching wins are becoming rarer, and that’s a trend not likely to change any time soon. Beyond the advent of the five-man rotation, the increased importance of relief pitchers and, moreover, the specialization of their roles has played a huge part in t...
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ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 8-1 triumph over the Nationals on Tuesday, aka the night of Tim Hudson's 200th career victory:
1. The third time was the charm in Hudson's bid for 200
In the press box during the latter innings, we had a tough time confirming whether Hudson became the 111th or 113th pitcher to enter the 200 Club (Baseball Reference...
Tim Hudson defeated the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night to earn his 200th career victory. It was a complete performance by Hudson who used his arm and his bat to defeat the division rival.
On the mound Hudson was his usual self going seven innings allowing one run. The veteran starter recorded six strikeouts and relied on the ground ball. In Hudson’s seventh and final inning...
Tuesday in Atlanta, Tim Hudson won the 200th game of his marvelous Major League Baseball career.
I hope you were paying attention.
Hudson became only the 110th pitcher in MLB history to accomplish the feat, according to STATS LLC. For context, 236 pitchers have thrown no-hitters. So, Hudson's new distinction is more than twice as rare as having thrown a no-hitter.
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson has only three home runs in his career, and his most recent big fly may not have made its way into the stands without a little help from Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper.
During the bottom of the fifth inning on Tuesday night, the 37-year-old Hudson proved that he still has the strength to send a ball...
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.
Bryce Harper should be credited with an assist on Tim Hudson‘s home run Tuesday night.
In the fifth inning of the Nationals-Braves game, Harper nearly made a highlight-reel catch on a fly ball off the bat of Atlanta’s starting pitcher. But instead of hauling it in, the ball bounced off the young outfielder’s glove and over the right-field fence.
It’s embarrassing enough...
In the bottom of the fifth inning of Tuesday's Nationals-Braves game, Atlanta pitcher Tim Hudson hit a ball to deep right field. Washington right fielder Bryce Harper went back on the ball, leapt up to make the catch, and inadvertently knocked it over the fence, giving Hudson his first home run of the season and the third of his career. Hudson's homer pushed Atlanta's...
Tim Hudson won his 200th game on Tuesday night against the Washington Nationals, becoming just the 110th pitcher in MLB history to reach the milestone. On the same evening, Roy Halladay allowed 8 earned runs (3 HR) to the Cleveland Indians in 3.67 IP at Progressive Field.
Is Tim Hudson the most underrated pitcher in the 21st century? Has the Atlanta Braves ace pitched to the level...
On night of film debut, Bryce Harper flub gives Tim Hudson a HR. [FTW]
Bryce’s HR giveaway didn’t matter; Nats drilled 8-1 by Braves. [NI]
Don’t worry, Boz says everything is fine, including Strasburg’s arm. [WP]
On a very bad night in Atlanta, at least Gio made this diving catch. [NE]
Nats Park embroiled in a serious battle over the Wave. [For, Against]
Orioles rebound from...
We had our second pitcher of the season pick up win #200: Tim Hudson of the Braves. Hudson's Braves dominated the Nationals in an 8-1 win, and the 37-year old turned in one of his best performances of the year to reach the milestone. He even added a homer on the offensive side of teh game. We're going to have one more pitcher hit 200 wins this year, as CC Sabathia is currently...
Gio Gonzalez will try to break the Nationals 8-game losing streak against the Braves
The Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals clash tonight in a 7:10 ET game at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Braves will try to give the Nationals yet another “Nattitude Adjustment” as they gun for five in a row on the season against Washington and nine in a row overall.
The Nationals PR folks...