Hudson wins NL pitcher of the month

Tim Hudson was named National League pitcher of the month Thursday for putting up the kind of August that moved him into the National League lead for ERA and forefront of the NL Cy Young conversation.

Hudson went 4-1 with a 1.71 ERA over six starts in August. He allowed one or no runs in five of those starts. He finished out the month with a career-high 13 strikeouts in a 12-3 win over the Marlins on Saturday.

Hudson finished August with a 15-5 record for the year with a 2.24 ERA.

The player of the month award was the second of Hudson’s career. He won AL player of the month for September in 2000, the year he won 20 games for Oakland and finished second to Pedro Martinez in the AL Cy Young voting.

“Well-deserved,” Braves closer Billy Wagner said. “He’s been our MVP. He’s stepped up and pitched some incredible games when we needed him to and picked up our bullpen and picked up our team. It’s a very good run for him and hopefully one that continues.”

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eskippy

September 2nd, 2010
5:44 pm

Jo-Bu

September 2nd, 2010
5:52 pm

Go HUDDY! Let’s get that Cy Young this year.

sid's bream

September 2nd, 2010
5:58 pm

well deserved!

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

September 2nd, 2010
6:00 pm

No news to me, he is the ace of the staff. A well deserved honor.

Milt Famey

September 2nd, 2010
6:00 pm

Well deserved. BTW, I’d love to hear from some of those “experts” a.k.a fans who whined because FW signed Hudson and subsequently traded Javy Vazquez. Before you all respond, you might want to check Vazquez’s stats this year and current spot out of NY’s rotation.

bravos fan

September 2nd, 2010
6:01 pm

NL Cy Young 2010: Tim Hudson

Mitchell

September 2nd, 2010
6:13 pm

Yet another Brave to win player of the month.

That doesn’t suck.

Joey M

September 2nd, 2010
6:15 pm

AWESOME!!! If he continues this in September, he could legitimately could win 20 games and CY and Comeback Player of the Year awards. Now all we need is Heyward to continue swinging the bat like he has been.

Dayman

September 2nd, 2010
6:28 pm

O’Brien, do you realize that there is a woman’s picture next to your headline on the sports page?

Dayman

September 2nd, 2010
6:32 pm

What a great week for Auburn. Tim Hudson is named NL pitcher of the month and the White Sox retired the greatest Sox player in their history, Frank Thomas.

WAR EAGLE!

GT Alum

September 2nd, 2010
6:34 pm

Ehh, he doesn’t deserve any awards. Everyone knows he’s just gotten really lucky – just look at how low his BABiP is.

No Justice for David

September 2nd, 2010
6:37 pm

With Jimenez suddenly looking human on the mound, it’s very possible that the NL Cy Young contest will come down between Halladay and Hudson. If they face each other head-to-head over the next month, they may be able to master their own destinies…

Dayman

September 2nd, 2010
6:38 pm

“Ehh, he doesn’t deserve any awards. Everyone knows he’s just gotten really lucky”

Uh yeah, cause posting a 2.24 ERA is all luck.

TNBraves Fan

September 2nd, 2010
6:58 pm

GT Alum, you obviously want to sound intelligent using your sabermetric stats. What you don’t realize is that those stats are what are supposed to happen not what has happened. Most analysts early in the year thought that Hudson would come back to earth at some point also calling him “lucky”. He must be the luckiest man in the world being able to keep it up all year long. Recognize talent when you see it and quit trying to use stats and numbers to say otherwise.

Younger Than That Now

September 2nd, 2010
7:51 pm

Hudson is THE MAN for August… and hopefully for September and October too! Dave O… does Huddy ever look the least bit nervous or apprehensive in the clubhouse before the game? He’s obviously and understandably loose in the dugout when he’s not starting… I guess hoping for a chance to pinch hit or run the bases for somebody… and looks like he’s really enjoying the game and his teammates. Just wondering…

Younger Than That Now

September 2nd, 2010
7:54 pm

I’m talking about before games that he’s not starting in… sorry, but I didn’t make that clear in my earlier post.

GT Alum

September 2nd, 2010
8:22 pm

TNBraves Fan, there was actually someone who started this discussion on the blog DOB did a couple days ago about Huddy’s Cy Young candicacy. I was just poking the bear, but unfortunately, apparently no one who was involved in that discussion read this blog and bit on that comment.

Brava

September 2nd, 2010
10:50 pm

Way to go, Huddy!

pdt

September 3rd, 2010
9:56 am

Great August. Unfortunately, last night it was September.

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MATT

September 3rd, 2010
11:44 am

ALMOST AS GOOD AS HALLADAY OR OSWALT

GoldenRichards

September 3rd, 2010
4:56 pm

Tim Hudson should easily win the CY YOUNG AWARD for this year. Tim is easily the best pitcher in the NL. Tim has gotten off to a shaky september but you are certainly entitled to one horrible start in so many great games for the Braves champion hurler. I’m so glad that Hudson decided to continue his career with the Braves. Hudson has regained his old form and is one of the main reasons why the Braves have been so good this year. Hudson is probably going to come in third in the voting for Braves mvp this year behind TROY GLAUS and MARTIN PRADO.

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