Tim Hudson had a career-high 13 strikeouts in a 12-3 win over the Marlins Saturday night. It was only a continuation on a theme.
Hudson struck out Cameron Maybin to open the game with his 600th strikeout as a Brave. Hudson struck out Logan Morrison, the game’s second hitter, for the 1,500th strikeout of his career. He became the 175th pitcher in major league history to reach that milestone.
Hudson reached double-digits in strikeouts for the 11th time in his career and first time since May 2, 2008 against the Reds. His 13 strikeouts topped his previous career-high of 12 which he also did against the Marlins on April 25, 2007.
He was able to retrieve balls from both the 1,500th strikeout and the 13th.