New York Mets beat Atlanta Braves 8-2 in 2012 Grapefruit League contest - MLB Update

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New York Mets beat Atlanta Braves 8-2 in 2012 Grapefruit League contest - MLB Update
New York Mets defeat Atlanta Braves 8-2 at Champion Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida on April 2, 2012 in their Grapefruit League clash as starter Bobby Parnell throws three scoreless innings.
Tim Hudson availed an opportunity to settle his arms before he will appear in the regular season. Unlike what is expected of an ace, he threw two innings and then was withdrawn.
"I felt perfectly normal out there," Hudson said. "I threw my cutter, my curve, my split. I needed a little more time during warmups to get going, but I felt fine. I threw everything I had. No pain."
Braves’ manager Fredi Gonzalez plans to see him rising gradually as opposed to sending him on the mound for such a long time before he recovers completely, he is back there again.
Two innings he pitched and the kind of pressure he built on Mets was in a stark contrast to what the rest of Braves’ pitchers experienced later in the innings.
His two scoreless innings followed Brandon Beachy on the mound. In six innings, Beachy gave up four earned runs and seven hits including a homer.
Closer Julio Lugo fared even worse and in just one inning he was thrashed four hits. He conceded four runs, walked twice and struck-out none.
Mets’ shortstop Ruben Tejada went 1-for-4 and completed one run. His solo hit proved extremely valuable as bases were loaded and three RBIs were generated. Infielder Darrell Ceciliani while going 1-for-1 made one run.
Out of 38 at-bats, Mets managed 12 hits where the Braves in 32 at-bats hit only seven times.
One distinction between both teams was visible, Mets accumulated runs through classy run manufacturing techniques and Braves wholly relied on homers for their two runs.
This indicates how the Braves squandered opportunities to score runs by not running on hits they managed in the game.
Both teams are battling various issues at the moment. Mets are confronting financial problems and Braves have been struggling with their rotation combination. Their success therefore will depend on how effectively they galvanise the given resources. To see
a first glimpse of their success, one will be bracing for their first regular season contest.    



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