Braves placed C Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.
No word on how or when the injury occurred, but oblique strains usually require some extended rest. Gattis has been one of the best stories in baseball this season, coming out of nowhere to hit .252 with 14 home runs and a .894 OPS in 53 games. Tyler Pastornicky will take his place on the active roster while Gerald Laird will function as the primary backup to Brian McCann.
Tim Hudson surrendered just one run on six hits and three walks over his seven frames Monday against the Mets.
He struck out six. Hudson (4-6, 4.17 ERA) was in line for the loss before Freddie Freeman's walk-off homer took him off the hook. The veteran entered June with an unsightly 5.37 ERA, but he's been lights-out this month, allowing just five earned runs in 28 2/3 innings covering four starts, all of which were quality outings. There were whispers late last month that Hudson might lose his rotation spot, but you'll hear nothing of the sort now.
Freddie Freeman delivered a walk-off two-run homer as the Braves came back to beat the Mets 2-1 on Monday.
Atlanta mustered zero offense off Dillon Gee before Justin Upton led off the ninth with a single and Freeman homered -- his first since June 3 -- to end the game. Freeman ended the game 3-for-4 and also collected a double. He's now batting a superb .327/.383/.489 on the season.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez expects Evan Gattis to make back-to-back starts during their upcoming five-game series with the Mets.
Gattis hasn't been in the Braves' lineup since Wednesday, but is expected to start consecutive games at left field and catcher this week. "We got to put him in there," Gonzalez said. "Looking forward, I think we'll get him in there a couple days in a row with the doubleheader Tuesday."