A East Coast Ace

By Bill Shanks
Fox Sports South.com
August 8, 2010

It was only a few years ago that fans were wondering if Tim Hudson could ever be the same Tim Hudson he was when he pitched so well in Oakland.

Heck, after the 2006 season when Hudson had a 4.86 ERA, some fans probably wished he had gone back to Oakland.

But since that awful season, Hudson has gotten back on track and is now pitching even better than he did on the west coast.

Hudson had yet another outstanding performance Saturday to give the Braves a win in game three of the four-game set with the Giants.

He allowed only three hits in eight shutout innings, with one walk and six strikeouts. Hudson improved to 13-5 on the season, with a 2.24 ERA.