Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson homers off Bryce Harper’s glove
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson had a big day Tuesday, winning his 200th career game. Hudson threw seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out six.
He also helped his own cause by hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning off Washington Nationals’ lefty Zach Duke. Or more specifically, off the extended glove of right fielder Bryce Harper who was looking to snag the long ball for an out.
Hudson is only the second pitcher in MLB history to homer during his 200th career win, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Lemon was the first to do so on Sept. 11, 1956. The win also makes Hudson the third active player to notch 200 career wins, alongside Andy Pettitte and Roy Hallday.