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Braves rebound in a big way

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Things weren’t looking up for the Braves.  Two straight losses are never a good thing, and losing the last one to the Padres was just insult to injury.  Atlanta needed to rebound, and rebound big.  Thankfully, right-handed pitcher Tim Hudson agreed.

Hudson, along with three relievers, allowed just five hits and zero runs as the Braves whacked San Diego 6-0.  Hudson’s help came from Jonny Venters, Luis Avilan and Craig Kimbrel.

Offensively, the Braves exploded for ten hits, including Martin Prado’s seventh-inning homer.  Prado ended up the night with two hits and three RBIs.  Chipper Jones also got involved with another two hits and an RBI.  All-Star Dan Uggla homered in the fifth and picked up an RBI.

The Braves, now 67-49, picked up a game on the first place Washington Nationals and are just 4.5 games back.

That’s something that Hudson told ESPN he keeps an eye on. “It’s not a huge focus, but I would lie to you if I told you I did not keep up with what they’re doing,” Hudson said. “I keep up with the wild-card teams, as well.”

Atlanta is currently first in the wild-card standings.



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