Mets visit Atlanta after injuring Braves

September, 2, 2013
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Associated Press, USA TODAY SportsTim Hudson (ankle) and Jason Heyward (jaw) suffered broken bones at Citi Field in recent months.


ATLANTA -- The Mets play at Turner Field for the first time since a pair of marquee Atlanta Braves suffered significant injuries in consecutive series in Queens.

Eric Young Jr. stepped on and broke Tim Hudson's right ankle on July 24 at Citi Field. Then, Jonathon Niese broke Jason Heyward's jaw with a fastball to the face on Aug. 21.

"I can't answer what the Braves feel. I can honestly tell you there was nothing intentional on either issue," Terry Collins said. "It's just part of the game. It just happens. And I can't worry about the crowd."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 9 57 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187