Prior to his surgical procedure on Monday, Atlanta Braves starter Tim Hudson had played the past two seasons with a herniated disc in his back. Let's see how he stacked up against other elite National League pitchers.
|Tim Hudson||33-19||3.02||.232||443 2/3|
|Tim Lincecum||29-24||3.08||.232||429 1/3|
|Clayton Kershaw*||34-15||2.57||.210||437 2/3|
|Roy Halladay*||40-16||2.40||.241||484 1/3|
With the last two pitchers on the list being the last two Cy Young Award winners, one can see that Hudson ranks right there amongst the most dominant and talked about pitchers in the NL, just without as much of the media attention.
What should be terrifying for NL hitters is that he accumulated those types of numbers over two years with a nagging back injury. Now that he has a reconstructed elbow and patched up back, those numbers should improve.
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