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.
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.
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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