Mets vs. Braves. 7:10 tonight. Do or die. Now or never. This will be a steel-cage match......no one gets out until the other is beaten. Mark Teixeira, Chipper Jones, and Brian McCann will provide backbone for the Braves. Tim Hudson gets the chance to redeem himself after last weeks shelling by the Phillies.
Peter Moylan needs some rest, but Hudson needs to go at least seven for that to happen. Edgar Renteria got back into the line up this week and is picking up where he left off with his bat. In his return game Saturday he went two for four and scored a run. Another hot bat has been Matt Diaz. He looks comfortable at the plate and is hitting .344 for the last 30 days. The Mets swept their series against Houston this weekend and the Braves took two of three off the Nationals. So the Braves find themselves eight and a half games out of first and behind four teams in the wildcard race. There are nineteen games left in the season against teams the Braves have made good showings against all year. They've just got to play loose.....have fun out there.....as they say, and hope there's a little Braves magic left in the tank.
UPDATE: dead, never, beaten
Sheepish UPDATE 2: Tuesday final score Braves 13 Mets 5