ATLANTA -- In a rain-delayed game that stretched well into Tuesday morning, the Braves walked off against the Mets 2-1. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Freddie Freeman is bad news for opposing pitchers
Starting pitcher Tim Hudson seemed thoroughly energetic for a 1:30 a.m. interview when discussing his first baseman, Freddie Freeman, who had just knocked a two-run, game-winning home run towering into the right field seats. The homer saved Hudson from his seventh loss and Freeman's 3-for-4 night continues a ridiculous month of June.
His teammates are enjoying every minute of it.
"He's like the Little Leaguer that shaves already," Hudson said. "He's Kelly Leak from 'Bad News Bears,' riding up on his motorcycle smoking heaters. That's Freddie right now."
Up until Justin Upton reached base on a single and Freeman brought the post-rain delay crowd on its feet, Mets starter Dillon Gee barely gave the Braves' lineup an inch. He scattered just three hits (two to Freeman)...