Atlanta Braves defeat New York Mets, 4-2

Whether the Mets are in or out of the pennant race seems to make little difference to how they fare against the Atlanta Braves.

With the Mets just playing out the string and the Braves fighting for their playoff lives, Atlanta beat the Mets Saturday, 4-2, at Citi Field.

The Braves have won both games of the series so far and the teams play for the final time this season on Sunday.

Tim Hudson (16-8) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings for Atlanta, outduelin...

Luis Hernandez probably took his last swing of the season Saturday, but he made it count. One pitch after fouling a ball off his right foot and suffering a broken bone, Hernandez homered off Atlanta's Tim Hudson in the fifth inning of the Mets' 4-2 loss to the Braves.

Hernandez, in obvious pain, limped around the bases a la Kirk Gibson in the 1988 World Series and did not return after touching the plate. He was taken to the Hospital for Special Surgery for further evalu...