Found July 27, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Eric Young Jr, who was scratched with a sore knee before the start of yesterday’s first game, is expected to return to the lineup today against the Nationals. Young experienced soreness a day after his collision at first base with Tim Hudson on Thursday. Young says he is not in any pain and proclaimed himself ready to play today. “It felt a lot better today, Young said. “It’s just a matter of if I needed to explode, or score that run from first, could I give it that all-out that I’m capable of doing. With that question mark, there’s no sense.” Young has cooled off considerably since starting his Mets career off wielding a .350 bat. He is batting .237 (9-for-38) in his last ten games and his average as a Met is now down to .275. In an earlier post, I said that I see Young more as a solid 4th outfielder cut out of the same mold as Endy Chavez. I still stick by that. I hope he is not presented as an everyday player in 2014 because that’s been tried a few times in Colorado without much ...

Kim Hudson, Young exchange tweets

Kim Hudson, the wife of Tim Hudson, and Eric Young Jr., the player who accidentally injured the Braves pitcher, exchanged heartfelt tweets of goodwill.

Eric Young Jr. Is Day To Day With Knee Soreness

Yesterday in the game against the Braves, Eric Young Jr. was removed after three innings right knee pain. Young collided with Tim Hudson on Wednesday night who suffered a fractured ankle to wipe out his season. “He’s OK, a little sore,” manager Terry Collins said after the game. “He came off after running the bases and said, ‘Listen, I’m having a tough time putting weight...

Hudson’s Place in Atlanta Braves History

One of the most beloved Braves, Tim Hudson, saw his 2013 season come to a sudden and premature end Wednesday night at Citi Field, just ten days after his 38th birthday.  Cruising through the Mets’ lineup in one of his most impressive performances of the season, the veteran right-hander suffered a fractured ankle after being stepped on while covering first base in the 8th inning...

Hudson's wife thanks Young, Mets after husband's injury

A season over and a career in jeopardy after a gruesome injury -- and Tim Hudson's wife saw it all unfold before her eyes at Citi Field Wednesday night. But Kim Hudson didn't harbor any ill-will toward the Mets' Eric Young Jr. after he inadvertently stepped on Hudson's right ankle while he was trying to cover first base. Instead she wrote to both Young and the Mets...

Hudson hopes to return next year

Tim Hudson says he plans to return next season from right ankle surgery and hopes he's still pitching for the Atlanta Braves. Hudson, 38, sat in the clubhouse Friday waiting to have his cast and staples removed and replaced with a walking boot. He underwent season-ending surgery two weeks ago and begins treatment soon. Hudson says the Braves, his team since 2005, want to see...

Season over for Braves' Hudson

Tim Hudson is out for the season with a broken right ankle, leaving the Atlanta Braves without the leader of their pitching staff as they make a push for the pennant. The team says Hudson will have season-ending surgery in Atlanta once the swelling subsides. The right-hander was injured Wednesday night when Eric Young Jr. of the New York Mets inadvertently stepped on the back of...

Caray: Impact of losing Hudson and more Braves topics

FOX Sports South checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to get the latest on the Braves. FOX SPORTS SOUTH: Tim Hudson was lost to a gruesome ankle injury on Wednesday against the Mets. What does his loss mean to this team, not only as a pitcher, but also as that veteran presence in the clubhouse? CHIP CARAY: All those things are very, very important. But obviously you...

Braves eye Hudson replacement

Braves general manager Frank Wren said Friday the ''tightest market I've ever seen'' could make it difficult for the team to trade for a starting pitcher to replace Tim Hudson. Wren said the Braves have sufficient depth to withstand the loss of Hudson without a trade, but he also says he's willing to pay for a pitcher who could help them win the World Series...

Tim Hudson had his ankle stepped on, left game on stretcher

Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson ran over to cover first base in the 8th inning after the New York Mets’ Eric Young Jr. hit a grounder to first.  As Hudson went to tag the base, Young accidentally stepped on Hudson’s ankle, bending it badly.  Hudson was taken off the field on a stretcher and Young fought back tears as he apologized profusely. [The Big Lead]

Tim Hudson exits with gruesome injury: What's next for the Atlanta Braves?

The tweets say it all. First, “Huddy is DEALING tonight! 4 straight K’s!” from the official Atlanta Braves twitter feed. Then, two tweets later, “Thoughts and prayers with Huddy.” Even the moniker “Huddy” speaks volumes to the way Tim Hudson is seen by his team and its fans. It’s this love and admiration that made his gruesome ankle injury on Wednesday night even...

Poor Huddy’s ankle

I was going to write up a post about Tim Hudson's tragic injury, but this article on says and shows everything I was going to share. @kimberlybhudson Thankyou for ur heart felt comments. I will pray for a speedy recovery for Tim. Please keep me posted on his progress. — Eric Young Jr (@EYJr) July 25, 2013 Eric Young seems like a good guy. For a fan's perspective...

Hudson injury dampens Mets series, Braves head home for Cards

In what should have been a terrific series for the Braves to continue their dominance in the National League East, the Braves watched as veteran ace Tim Hudson pitched a gem that ended suddenly with a freak accident. To say that the Braves were shaken by the injury to Hudson would be an understatement given Hudson’s role as a veteran leader in the clubhouse. Unfortunately, the...

Freddie Freeman’s foul ball fouls up Citi Field camera behind home plate (video)

During the top of the 2nd inning of a game against the New York Mets at Citi Filed, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who later in the game was involved on a play where something else was broken — Tim Hudson’s ankle –  fouled off a pitch during an at-bat that spun back and [...]The post Freddie Freeman’s foul ball fouls up Citi Field camera behind home plate...

Braves Brandon Beachy will make 2013 debut on Monday

Braves starter Brandon Beachy fully recovered from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow will make his first start of the 2013 season on Monday against the Rockies reports David O’Brien. He is effectively taking Tim Hudson‘s spot in the rotation. Hudson was lost for the season on Wednesday after suffering a gruesome injury to his leg and ankle.
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