The New York Mets enter its three-game series with the Atlanta Braves as the hottest team in baseball, having won eight consecutive games. The Mets swept their last two series against the Marlins and Phillies and have not lost a game since the Braves defeated them twice on April 10th and 11th. The Braves are the only team to defeat the Mets in a series this season.
The latest from the Hot Stove is that the Braves have traded righthanded starter Tommy Hanson to the Angels in return for righthanded reliever Jordan Walden. Why would the Braves trade a 26-year-old starter coming off a career-high 13 victories for a middle reliever?
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On the bright side, the Mets won’t have to play the Braves again in 2012, and will never again have to face Chipper Jones.
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And now, back to reality.
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After all that Larry Jones did to the Mets in his 19-year career, the least the Mets could do in return was spoil his special day in Atlanta.
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Larry Chipper Jones finishes his career stuck at 49 homeruns against the Mets.
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The ship keeps sinking, but it’s still above the Fish.
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Winning a baseball game is infinitely more difficult when you don’t score any runs.