Stat of the day: Hudson and his many strikeouts

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.

11 comments Add your comment

Brett

August 28th, 2010
11:39 pm

Hudson better get Cy Young mention.

ATLgirl

August 28th, 2010
11:39 pm

glad he didnt throw them into the crowd like Wags… but we were winning pretty well. the crowd was awesome tonight. wish i could have been there to cheer him on!

Largo

August 29th, 2010
12:12 am

You did good, Huddy and without the beard, you looked good doing it.

LuisG - Win-it-4-Bobby-n-Chipper

August 29th, 2010
1:00 am

I remember early in the season Carroll was a bit concerned about the lack of strikeouts Hudson was getting. Well, they came in bunches and often (last night)!

TallahasseeWrek

August 29th, 2010
2:19 am

“He was able to retrieve balls from both the 1,500th strikeout and the 13th.”

Has there ever been a strikeout ball that couldn’t be retrieved? Since, you know, a member of your own team is holding it at the end of the play.

Rufio

August 29th, 2010
3:18 am

Where are the people who thought they should have kept Javy Vasquez instead of huddy coming off surgery now ? Congrats to Huddy, Wren and Bobby for keeping a great pitcher and citizen here in Atlanta. In fact, the Yankees just sent Javy to the bullpen as a long reliever.

Rufino Linares

August 29th, 2010
9:24 am

If you understand how baseball works, you understand how the Vasquez trade was one of the best trades in years. That trade is helping this year, and will help for many years down the road with the young pitchers brought in. Great trade! They don’t always work out, but that one was brilliant.

double

August 29th, 2010
12:21 pm

I think most wanted Lowe traded not Hudson.

Mutts

August 29th, 2010
1:36 pm

Rufio: Most blog pundits have short memories and little backbone. You’re not going to get the many who were in an uproar over keeping Hudson and trading Vasquez to admit they were wrong. The fact is, the Yankees have gotten a “typical” Vasquez season: .500 won-loss and a decent amount of K’s. Fortunately Mr. Wren kept the better pitcher in Hudson. The Braves have gotten a “typical” Melky Cabrera season as well, but we also have a possible future MLB starter developing in the minors.

Mutts

August 29th, 2010
1:37 pm

Rufino: You get it!

Mutts

August 29th, 2010
1:38 pm

One trade the Braves made that I wish they hadn’t was Adam Wainright for that head case J.D. Drew.

Add your comment