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Monday:--Braves 8, Mets 6 A very unusual game. Rafael Furcal and Marcus Giles provided the big blows offensively: Furcal hit a 3 run triple; Giles a 3 run homer. Other contributors on offense were Raul Mondesi, who went 2-4 and scored twice; and Wilson Betemit, who was 1-2 with 2 walks and scored twice. The Braves got the benefit of a double play interference call in the 8th inning when it appeared that Furcal threw the ball away, but it was ruled that David Wright, the baserunner, slid into Furcal rather than the base--the correct call, as it turned out. Horacio Ramirez (3-3) picked up the win as he ate 7 innings, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits, no walks, and 2 strikeouts. Adam Bernero was going to come on and try for a 2 inning save, but got into a jam in the 8th. He was saved by Chris Reitsma coming on to get the aforementioned double play. Dan Kolb came on in the 9th to boos, gave up a leadoff homer and 2 more baserunners, but managed to pick up his 11th save. Tuesday:--Braves 4, Mets 0 Tim Hudson (5-3) pitched 8 shutout innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts. Pitching on short rest didn't seem to bother him. Chris Reitsma pitched a scoreless ninth. The Braves beat Tom Glavine, who still appears to be not-so-secretly helping out the Braves. Offensive contributors: Johnny Estrada was 3 for 4 with an RBI and scored a run. Raul Mondesi was 2-4 and scored twice. Ryan Langerhans was 1-2 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored. Wednesday:--Braves 3, Mets 0 Kyle Davies was again impressive, this time in his home debut. Davies (2-0) pitched 5 and a third scoreless innings, allowing only 5 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 6. Pitching on short rest didn't seem to bother him, either. He hasn't given up a run in the major leagues yet. He had to leave the game after getting hit by a line drive in the ribs, but x-rays are negative, and it's probably just a bruise. John Foster and Adam Bernero bridged the Braves through the 6th and 7th to Chris Reitsma, who came on in the 8th and pitched 2 perfect innings for his 1st save. On the offensive side, Marcus Giles was 3 for 4. Ryan Langerhans was 1-2 with a walk and a run scored. Furcal and LaRoche were the only other Braves with hits. The Braves were aided in the 5th by a throwing error by Zambrano that allowed 2 runs to score. The Braves have an off-day tomorrow (Thursday) and don't have to travel, therefore getting a much-needed day of rest. The Braves host the Phillies this weekend. John Smoltz will oppose Vicente Padilla Friday night, Horacio Ramirez will pitch against Corey Lidle Saturday afternoon, and Tim Hudson will face Jon Lieber Sunday afternoon.

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