Monday, March 31, 2008
Player of the Day: Tim Hudson
Usually, the POTD will be about one which helped his team win, but we begin the 2008 season with an outstanding effort by Braves' pitcher Tim Hudson which allowed his team to stay in the game, eventually tie it and ultimately lose it in the bottom of the ninth inning, when Ryan Zimmerman clocked one out to center field, giving the Nationals a hard-earned win in their inaugural game at Nationals Park. Hudson, however, was flat out superb from the 2nd though 7th innings. After allowing two runs on three hits in a shaky first inning, he set down the next 19 batters in order, keeping the Braves within a run after Chipper Jones belted a solo shot in the 4th. Final score: Nationals 3, Braves 2, Hudson, Player of the Day.