Tim Hudson has been a staple of consistency since his MLB career began way back in 1999.
Success has followed Hudson as in six years with the Oakland Athletics he had 92 wins. In addition, Hudson only got better with age and since coming to the Atlanta Braves‘ roster in 2005, he has given ATL over 1,500 innings and 100 wins.
To say that this guy is a winner would be bold understatement. With that being said, the outlook doesn’t look good for Hudson as he fractured his right ankle on Wednesday night in gruesome fashion. Eric Young JR. of the New York Mets stomped on Hudson’s ankle, yet it was hardly intentional and Young JR’s remorse was felt by Hudson’s wife Kimberly Hudson on Twitter:
@EYJr Thank you for playing the game the right way. You’re obviously one of the good guys. We appreciate you.
— Kim Hudson (@kimberlybhudson) July 25, 2013
Obviously, there are no hard feelings here and once again baseball shows its class.
Meanwhile, the Braves are going to struggle without Hudson taking the mound every fifth day. Believe it or not: Hudson was hitting his stride in June and July after scuffling earlier in the year with a 7.33 ERA in the month of May. Hudson’s journey has always been full of ups and downs as No. 15 had Tommy John Surgery in 2008 just to win the AL Comeback Player of the Year in 2010.
Don’t count Mr. Hudson out just yet.