Braves Offense Disappears In Shutout Loss To Mets

The Braves must have been in a hurry to get away from Hurricane Irene.

Atlanta's offense managed only two hits against Chris Capuano in a 6-0 loss to the Mets.

Tim Hudson just couldn't have a clean inning in his outing. He allowed at least one hit in each of the first four innings without giving up a run, but couldn't escape trouble in the fifth. Consecutive hits by Nick Evans and Josh Thole put Hudson and the Braves in a 2-0 hole.

Hudson was pulled with two on in the seventh and Scott Linebrink promptly allowed both runners to score. Jonny Venters had an uncharacteristic outing in the eighth, allowing a two-run double to Lucas Duda.

Meanwhile, the Braves offense looked foolish, allowing Capuano to face the minimum through seven innings, tossing a complete game shutout. A fifth-inning single to Dan Uggla and an eighth-inning double to David Ross were all the offense managed. Capuano set a new career high with 13 strikeouts and didn't walk a batter.

The Braves will make up the other two games of the series with a doubleheader September 8.

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