Tim Hudson couldn’t help but admire a few video replays of the two-run home run he hit Monday night against the Blue Jays, only the second of his career and the game-winner in a 2-0 victory. But he was a little embarrassed about his home run trot.
“It was longer than it should have been,” Hudson said. “Honestly I thought it was normal. Apparently it’s not. Apparently I need to be out of breath whenever I tag home. I don’t know. It’s been a while.”
Chipper Jones was only half-kidding when he was asked about Hudson’s home run and said this about the slow trot: “We’ve got to work on it. It could get him drilled next time we face the Blue Jays.”
The Braves went two years between interleague series against the Blue Jays and have played them only four series over the past six years. Hudson was too busy celebrating to worry much about it. His trot included a fist pump, a wave to his family and a perma-grin.
“He was so basking in his glory last night,” Jones said. “He milked that homer for every possible second that he could. It even took him two or three pitches into (Jordan) Schafer’s at-bat to do the curtain call. He was savoring every moment.”