– MLB – Box Score – Braves at Mets

This horrible nightmare just keeps going on. The only good thing is that you assume that eventually the one-run games will even out.

Tim Hudson was cruising in the seventh, having settled down after giving up a couple of early runs, and having finally gotten a lead when LaRoche, of all people, hit a go-ahead homer. Suddenly, without warning, he couldn’t get anyone out. Four runs later, it was 6-3 Mets. A comeback attempt fell short in the ninth (the Braves had runners first and second one out and Jorge Julio was attempting to close it).

Mets starter Victor Zambrano left the game with one out in the second after striking out Andruw. Even this is good news for the Mets, because (a) Zambrano sucks, and (b) they were able to come back with a lefty long reliever against a lefty-heavy Braves lineup. That reliever, Darren Oliver, got a no-decision but held the Braves to two runs in four innings.

Renteria kept his hitting streak going and scored a game-tying run in the sixth, but hit a broken-bat grounder to end the game. Of course, even if the Braves had come back Reitsma would only have lost it. Andruw left the game after tweaking his back, forcing Langerhans to center. Hopefully it isn’t serious, because that’s all we need.

Tomorrow the Braves try to save at least one game in the series. I’m looking for a bridge again.