The lineup trotted out on Opening Day that looked so impressive has been riddled by injuries, so that the starting 9 this afternoon looked like this:
This lineup was like lunchmeat for Braves starter Tim Hudson. Over 8 innings he allowed just one walk and one hit with six strikeouts. Meanwhile, Glavine pitched great, but not as great, allowing a solo homer by Andruw Jones and an unearned run which scored on a David Wright error. After eight and a half innings, it was 2-0 Braves.
Finally in the ninth Reyes hit a double with one out, and was driven in with a single by Woodward to make it 2-1 Braves. Delgado flied out to left for the second out, and David Wright came up with a chance to redeem himself. He had three errors on the afternoon. Unfortunately it was not his days, as he grounded out for the last out of the game.
Mets lose, 2-1, and lose the series to the Braves 2-1 as they head out on a road trip. The Braves, with their dreadful bullpen, won teh series by getting two complete games from their starters on consecutive days.