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Braves name Tim Hudson as Opening Day starter

Mar 21, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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Atlanta announced that Tim Hudson will start on Opening Day for the first time since 2008, getting the nod over Kris Medlen.

Derek Lowe started Opening Day for the Braves in 2009, 2010, and 2011, with Tommy Hanson getting the honors last season.

Medlen was amazing after joining the rotation in late July, going 9-0 with a 0.97 ERA in 12 starts down the stretch. Hudson started 28 games with a 3.62 ERA and the 37-year-old is going into his ninth and perhaps final season with the Braves.

  1. innout10 - Mar 21, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    This is the right move. Well deserved Timmay

  2. professormaddog31 - Mar 21, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Yeah! Huddy doin’ work. Good on ya, man.

  3. dwdive - Mar 21, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    I still think it’s laughable that Braves fans think their rotation is better than the Phillies. Even if Doc is a .500 pitcher with a 3.7-4 era, it’s still not even close. Braves are the most over rated team in the NL, led by the over rated Upton brothers…

    • devildog87 - Mar 21, 2013 at 9:32 PM

      Are you on crack dude? Over rated? Paaahaha

  4. uuddlrlrbastart - Mar 21, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Not starting all those Opening Days is really going to hurt his Hall of Fame chances.

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