It was another rough weekend for the Braves. They dropped two of three in Cincinnati, including Sunday’s 2-1 loss. Atlanta has lost six of its past nine games and only has a 2 ½ game lead on the Phillies in the N.L. East standings.
The Phillies beat the Nationals Sunday to avoid a sweep in that series. The Braves have to feel fortunate that Philly didn’t take advantage of its series with the last place Nats and pick up more ground in the East race.
Atlanta will is back at home tonight begin a series with the struggling Mets. The Mets are 6 ½ games behind the Braves. We will get on heck of pitching matchup tonight. Tim Hudson (11-5, 2.40) will be on the bump for Atlanta and face Mets ace Johan Santana (8-4, 3.11). First pitch is 7:10 and the game will be on ESPN.
The Phillies are off tonight. They will open a series at Florida tomorrow night.