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Mets vs. Braves Preview: Game #87 — Chris Young vs. Tim Hudson


Tonight's game notes, courtesy of @Mets.

Teams: Mets vs. Braves
Date: Friday, July 13, 2012 • 7:35 p.m.
Location: Turner Field • Atlanta, GA
Starters: RHP Chris Young (2-2, 3.41) vs. RHP Tim Hudson (7-4, 3.56)
Info: Game #87 • Road Game #41

Starting Lineup

Ruben Tejada – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Lucas Duda – RF
Scott Hairston – LF
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Josh Thole – C
Chris Young – RHP

METS AT A GLANCE: The Mets are 6-4 in their last 10 games...The Mets are 13-15 in the first game of a series this year, including 5-8 on the road.

ON THE ROAD: New York is 20-20 on the road this year...The Mets have won four of their last five road contests and are 7-3 in their last 10 games away from Citi Field...David Wright leads the majors with a .392 road batting average...The Mets are 6-7 in road series this season and 13-13-2 in overall series.

DILLON GEE: Will have surgery today on his right shoulder to replace a portion of damaged artery...The decision to have surgery follows a recommendation made earlier this week by Mets medical staff and doctors in New York and Dillon's consultation yesterday with Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis...Dr. Thompson, who has performed similar procedures on several professional baseball players, will perform the surgery...Will be placed on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to July 8.

JOSH EDGIN: Will be added to the 25-man roster today and wear uniform #66...Edgin, 25, was 3-2 with one save and a 3.89 ERA (16 earned runs/37.0 innings) in 35 games for Buffalo (AAA) of the International League this season...He struck out 40 in 37.0 innings...The 6-1, 225-pounder also pitched for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League this year, recording two saves and a 1.42 ERA (one earned run/6.1 innings) in six games...Originally drafted in the 30th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, Edgin was a South Atlantic League AllStar in 2011 for Savannah...He also appeared in 10 games with the Mets in Spring Training this season, and was unscored upon in 10.1 innings.

SECOND-HALF: The Mets open the second-half of the season tonight in Atlanta...Below are the second-half records over the last five years.

Season Record
2011 31-40
2010 31-43
2009 28-47
2008 38-29
2007 40-35

WRIGHT ON: David Wright is second in the majors with a .441 on-base percentage, third with a .351 batting average and tied for eighth with 50 walks...He is tied for second in the majors with 27 doubles and is 11th with 59 RBI...Wright is tied for fifth in the National League with 56 runs scored and eighth with a .332 batting average at night.

RUBEN TEJADA: Is batting .362 (21-58) with 13 runs scored in 14 games since returning from the 15-Day Disabled List on June 24...Tejada is hitting .325 (53-163) with 27 runs scored, 13 doubles and 12 RBI in 41 games...Mets shortstop