Hudson's sights set on career win No. 200

Hudson's sights set on career win No. 200

Hudson's sights set on career win No. 200
ATLANTA -- Tim Hudson wasn't aware that he was on the verge of his 100th win with the Braves as he mowed down the Houston Astros on Friday night.

"I had no clue," the veteran right-hander said.

That doesn't mean, however, that Hudson has no interest in milestones.

Becoming just the fifth Braves pitcher in the Atlanta era to reach 100 wins with the team was a notable achievement, Hudson admitted. But he is still short of his real goal.

Hudson needs eight more victories to reach 200 for his career, which began at Oakland in 1999.

"I'm definitely going to keep track of that," the 37-year-old said of 200. "It's a milestone to really to be proud of. Who knows, maybe I can get it this season?"

Hudson's 4-1 win over the Astros was his fifth straight and pushed his season record to 11-4. But getting eight more victories with less than two months left might be asking just a little too much.

"At least I have a mathematical chance," Hudson said, breaking into a grin. "I wouldn't bet on it, though."

Hudson was 92-39 in six seasons with Oakland, and is 100-62 since joining the Braves in 2005. He would likely already have his 200 wins if he hadn't missed the equivalent of a full season with Atlanta because of Tommy John surgery.

"I've been fortunate to play on some good teams here and in Oakland," Hudson said.

The other pitchers to reach 100 wins while in Atlanta are Phil Niekro, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Greg Maddux.