The game was not as close as the score indicates. The Mets led 4-0 after 2 and 6-0 much of the way; the Braves got a ninth-inning homer from Diory Hernandez, of all people, to cut it to 6-4, but never got the tying run to the plate.
Tim Hudson didn’t have it tonight, continuing his recent struggles. (At least his back isn’t leaking.) Hudson only went four, allowing five of the Mets’ runs on seven hits and a walk. His peripherals were actually not all that bad and he did strike out five, but I can’t defend this outing.
The Lisp allowed a run in the fifth, and the Braves finally got a run on a seventh-inning solo shot by Brian McCann. Diory’ pinch homer in the ninth came off of K-Rud with Prado and Freeman aboard. Chipper didn’t play, to the relief of Mets fans.