Found August 15, 2012 on
The Flagrant Fan:
Listing off the pitching aces in baseball is easy. There is Halladay, Kershaw, Verlander, Weaver, Sabathia, Strasburg and a few more. Few would think to put the Atlanta Braves' Tim Hudson on the list. But Tim Hudson is an ace. He wins the big games. He stops losing streaks. His rotation around him fluctuates in effectiveness. But nine times out of ten, he is going to throw a good game at you. And the Braves' success is so wrapped around Tim Hudson's fortunes that when he lost steam last September, the Braves could not overcome his mortality and fell out of a playoff spot on the last day of the season. Tim Hudson is a...dare it be said?...winner.
Hudson will never be among the leaders in WAR. He does not blow people away with a fastball. His strikeout rate is mundane. He makes his living getting batters to pound the ball weakly into the ground. And he has been doing it for years. Here are a few facts about Tim Hudson you might not know:
After last night's win, his ...
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ATLANTA (AP) -- Tim Hudson combined with three relievers for a five-hit shutout, Martin Prado hit a three-run homer, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Tuesday night.
Hudson (12-4) allowed two hits and one walk in 6 2-3 innings and won his sixth straight decision.
After being held to five hits in a 4-1 loss to Eric Stults and the Padres on Monday night, the...
ATLANTA The Braves are learning how to live with Dan Ugglas streaks.
After wandering through a vast and arid wasteland of at-bats for two months, Uggla is beginning to do what the Braves are paying him to do.
And that is hit the ball immeasurable distances.
Road & Track magazine should have been at the Braves 6-1 victory over the Padres on Wednesday because Uggla crushed...
Every pitcher goes through the occasional "dead arm" period, most often early in the season. But when you've spent 345 career days (and two entire seasons) on the disabled list, the way Ben Sheets has, you need a stronger way to describe it:
After Sheets gave up five runs in six innings Sunday night against the Mets, broadcasters suggested he might be experiencing...
Thanks, Chipper | Jones' interview with Brenda Wood aired this morning in the 6:00am news hour. Enjoy!
Here are some updates on guys I covered earlier in the year and where I expect them to be for the rest of the season:
Jason Heyward – He no longer drives me crazy. Right Said Fredi Gonzalez caused him to have a toxic season last year, but he’s rebounded nicely in 2012. He’s been more aggressive this year, with the highest swinging percentage of his career. This has resulted...
Well, this is sad.
Thanks for asking bout my thumb have surgery wed am. Ill miss bein part of this playoff run, but now I'm the biggest braves fan w y'all
— Matthew Diaz (@diazfoundation) August 14, 2012
Thanks for thots, pls know 2 things, I'm at peace, & kinda relieved to have a gm pln.2 braves r great and r j is a better version of me!!
— Matthew Diaz (@diazfoundation...
The Braves are going with a six-man rotation until their next scheduled off day on Aug. 30. Here's the starting staff:
Tim Hudson, 11-4, 3.77 ERA
Paul Maholm, 10-7, 3.50
Kris Medlen, 3-1, 2.28
Tommy Hanson, 12-5, 4.29
Ben Sheets, 4-2, 2.13
Mike Minor, 6-8, 4.95
Kris Medlen insists it doesn't matter if he's one of the starting five or if he's hanging out in the bullpen...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Dan Uggla's three-run homer in the third inning gave Atlanta the lead and Paul Maholm threw seven strong innings to lead the Braves to a 6-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
The Braves remained 4 games behind NL East-leading Washington, which earned a 6-4 win at San Francisco.
Uggla is hitting only .215 but has homers in two straight games,...
Dan Uggla's three-run homer in the third inning gave Atlanta the lead and Paul Maholm threw seven strong innings to lead the Braves to a 6-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
The Braves remained 4 1/2 games behind NL East-leading Washington, which earned a 6-4 win at San Francisco.
Uggla is hitting only .215 but has homers in two straight games, giving him 15...