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Atlanta Braves Beat New York Mets, but Tim Hudson Out with Ankle Injury

July 24th, 2013 at 11:46 PM
By Cody Fields

'Throwback uniforms.' photo (c) 2011, Neon Tommy - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

In what was possibly the most demoralizing win for any Major League Baseball team this year, the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 8-2 on Wednesday at Citi Field. But that win felt more like a loss when Tim Hudson went down with a severe ankle injury.

Freddie Freeman had a groundball from Eric Young bounce off his chest in the eighth inning, and as Hudson went to cover first base, Young accidentally stepped on and broke Hudson's right ankle.

Hudson, who will have surgery after the swelling goes down, had to be carted off the field on a stretcher.

It was the worst ending to Hudson's 7 2/3 innings. He carried a shutout into the eighth inning, but Luis Ayala allowed two inherited runners to score.

Before Hudson's season was ended, the Braves supported him with three homers. The first came as a solo shot by Evan Gattis off former college teammate Jeremy Hefner in the second inning.

Gattis would collect a second hit in the fifth inning that led to a three-run homer by Dan Uggla. Andrelton Simmons then chased Hefner after 4 1/3 with a two-run homer, his second in as many days.

Uggla increased his homer total to a team-leading 20. Simmons has hit four home runs in his last seven games, giving him 11 for the year.

Tags: Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Dan Uggla, Eric Young, Evan Gattis, MLB, New York Mets, Tim Hudson

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