Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/29/13
KEEP YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER! Team News and Notes Atlanta Braves (31-20) Justin Upton has really cooled off at the plate in May, batting .232/.360/.366 with just two home runs. B.J. Upton has found himself sitting on the bench lately, due to an unsightly batting average of .148 to along with 60 strikeouts already. Brian McCann has been a welcomed addition back to the team, cranking six home runs in just 16 games since his return. On the pitching side of things, the recent rash of injuries to key members in their bullpen has left manager Fredi Gonzalez scrambling to find a bridge to stud closer Craig Kimbrel. Julio Teheran is finally starting to deliver on his promise with a 3.67 ERA, although he is not quite the dominant pitcher they had hoped he would be. Mike Minor has been the best pitcher on the staff this season with a record of 6-2 and a 2.47 ERA, while veteran Tim Hudson has hit the skids and currently owns a 5.37 ERA. The Braves have been surpassed by the surging Orioles, and now rank
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