ATLANTA BRAVES CLOSE OUT HOMESTAND WITH WIN OVER NEW YORK METS
The Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 9-4 yesterday afternoon in the closer of a weekend series at Turner Field that was abbreviated to two games due to a rain out on Saturday.
The Braves struck first with five runs in the bottom of the third inning. Freddie Freeman contributed to the Braves’ win with a two run double in that inning. Freeman hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth.
Reed Johnson also added three RBIs for the Braves.
Braves starter Tim Hudson picked up his 201st career win yesterday; he pitched seven and one-third innings, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out seven and walking one.
Yesterday’s win snapped a three game losing streak for the Braves and allowed them to finish their homestand 3-3.
The Braves are on the road again for a 10-game trip that will include three games in Cincinnati against the Reds, four games in San Francisco against the defending World Champion Giants, and three games in Arizona against the Diamondbacks. Catcher Brian McCann has completed his minor league rehab stint and is slated to join the team for tonight’s game one in Cincinnati. First pitch is set for 7:10 pm. The game will be broadcast on the AM 1410 WLAQ, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for the pre-game show is 5:55 pm from the Atlanta Braves radio network.
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