After Tim Hudson threw 26 first-pitch strikes to 29 Milwaukee batters during his one-hit shutout Wednesday, Braves third baseman Chipper Jones paid him the ultimate compliment he will give a pitcher.

"That's Maddux-esque," Jones said, comparing Hudson's precision performance to many he saw from Greg Maddux, whom he calls the best pitcher he ever played with.

Hudson's work was that impressive during an 8-0 win that capped a doubleheader sweep for the Braves, and gave the 35-year-old pitcher his 12th career shutout and first since returning from August 2008 ligament-transplant elbow surgery.

"You're going to have nights where you feel really good, and [Wednesday] was one of those nights," said Hudson (4-2), whose first-pitch strike percentage was the highest for a major league starter this season.

He threw 74 strikes in 102 pitches, his highest post-surgery percentage (72.5). Rickie Weeks had a leadoff double in the fourth inning and walked in the ninth, and that was it. No one else reached base against Hudson.

"You feel like you have good stuff, you're locating it, throwing strikes with it, and the guys behind you are making plays," he said. "All in all, it was a perfect night…. I can't remember the last time there was a game for me that was this nice."