Originally written on Atlanta Bullpen  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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The Atlanta Braves bats came alive as they defeated the New York Mets 8-2, in a game that saw a scary injury to Braves starter, Tim Hudson.  Hudson pitched brilliantly in his 7.2 innings before he was injured covering 1st base.  Eric Young Jr. stepped on Hudson’s right ankle, which forced Hudson to be taken off field on a golf cart. Hudson will return to Atlanta and after the swelling goes down have surgery on his fractured right ankle.  Here is more details on the injury, including video:  http://atlantabullpen.com/2013/07/24/tim-hudson-leaves-game-on-golf-cart/ Evan Gattis got the scoring started for the Braves in the 2nd inning.  His solo homer put the Braves up early in Wednesday’s game. It was a couple  more Braves homers that would pad their lead in the 5th inning.  Brian McCann, and Evan Gattis were on the bases when Dan Uggla hit his team leading 20th homerun of the season.  The Braves took a commanding 4-0 lead. Andrelton Simmons wanted to get in on the homer action for a 2nd straight night.  Simmons homered to left field with Chris Johnson on base to add 2 more runs to the Braves lead.  After the 5th, the Braves had a big 6-0 lead while Hudson continued to dominate on the mound. The Mets finally got something going in the 8th inning.  Daniel Murphy doubled to deep left center to bring in Anthony Recker and Omar Quintanilla off Luis Avilan after Hudson left the game with his injury.  It was not enough, but the Mets did cut the Braves lead to 6-2. The Braves would add a couple more in the 9th inning.  A passed ball by Antony Recker allowed Paul Janish to score and give the Braves their 7th run of the ballgame.  They would add another run in the inning on a Justin Upton single. The Braves coasted to an 8-2 win and have at least clinched a series tie with the Mets.  It was a good day for the bats as 3 Braves had multiple hits in the game.  Andrelton Simmons (2-5), Evan Gattis (2-4), and Dan Uggla (2-4) led the Atlanta offense. Game MVP: Tim Hudson: 7.2 IP, 2 ER, and 9 K’s Hudson may have pitched even deeper into the game if the injury not not occurred. Though he left due to injury, Hudson was sharp while he was in the game.  His great work merits him tonight’s MVP. The Braves announced after the game that Hudson suffered a fractured right ankle. It looks like the Braves starting pitching depth will be huge the rest of 2013.  As of now, it seems like Brandon Beachy will be moving up to take Hudson’s spot in the rotation. The injury to Hudson seemed to put a damper on the Braves victory.  They will look for another win tomorrow afternoon against the Mets.   The post Hudson Gets Win and Fractured Ankle Against Mets appeared first on Atlanta Bullpen.

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