Braves best Glavine again

New York Mets Notes and Quotes for Wednesday, May 25: Tim Hudson handcuffs the Mets; Glavine falls to 1-8 against the Braves; Carlos Beltran takes batting practice...

Last Game: Braves 4, Mets 0. Tim Hudson handcuffed the Mets for eight innings and Tom Glavine lost once more to his old club as New York dropped their third straight on Tuesday.

Glavine actually pitched better against Atlanta than in some of his previous efforts, but it didn't matter with Hudson throwing bullets on three days' rest. The righthander scattered six hits, retiring 16 of the final 18 batters he faced.

Meanwhile, Glavine – who lost for the eighth time in nine starts against the Braves, and has an 8.88 ERA against his old club – held Atlanta scoreless until the fifth, when Ryan Langerhans knocked a run-scoring single.

The Braves added three in the seventh, chasing Glavine on Johnny Estrada's RBI double, a Hudson run-scoring groundout and a run-scoring Rafael Furcal triple.

The Mets are back at .500 (23-23) with five games left on the road trip. New York meets the Marlins for a four-game set beginning Thursday night.

Notes, Quotes

ACHES AND PAINS: Carlos Beltran tested his strained right quadriceps for the first time Tuesday since leaving Saturday's game against the Yankees, taking batting practice early in the day. He is unlikely to play Wednesday.

Kaz Matsui missed his third straight game with a strained right neck. He, too, is a likely scratch for Wednesday.

On Deck

Victor Zambrano (3-4, 5.19) tries to help the Mets avoid a series sweep on Wednesday, which could be a momentum builder entering a four-game set at Miami. Rookie hurler Kyle Davies (1-0, 0.00) gets his first taste of New York after a successful big league debut last Saturday against Boston.

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