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 of the more heralded ‘Good Doctor’? Before you quickly dismiss this suggestion, here is a closer look at the numbers….
Hudson: 200W-105L / .656 W% / 2717.33 IP / 1.235 WHIP / 3.42 ERA / 125 ERA+
Halladay: 201W-103L / .661 W% / 2719.33 IP / 1.173 WHIP / 3.35 ERA / 132 ERA+
The two starters have very similar career numbers, but ‘Doc’ Halladay has the hardware, perfect game, post-season no-hitter, and legendary work ethic.
However, Tim Hudson has nearly matched the Phillies ace over the past fifteen seasons with consistency and tenacity on the mound.
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