Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 4/29/12
Tim Hudson's fastball wasn't great. His sinker sometimes stunk. His cutter didn't always do what he wanted. None of that mattered on Sunday. It was a great day for Hudson. Seven months to the day after his last big league start which ended in a season-ending loss to the Phillies -- and five months after back surgery, Hudson returned to a big league mound. It wasn't always pretty. He didn't bewilder the Pittsburgh Pirates with his immense repertoire of pitches. The defense sometimes struggled behind him. Hudson even had a standoff with the home plate ump. But he started and grinded through five mostly effective innings, hanging around long enough to earn the win and help the Braves defeat the Pirates 4-3 and move into a tie with Miami for first place in the NL East. For Hudson, this game helped prove that his back is healthy again, that his right arm is sound, and that at 36 years old, he can still set down big league hitters. It helped show that he can return to his place a...
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