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The Mets fall to .500, and fourth place

This is the biggest week of their season, and they kicked it off with a loss in Atlanta

Updated: August 3, 2010, 1:37 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ATLANTA -- So many New York Mets teams have watched their seasons crumble at Turner Field, even if the current crop -- with the exception of David Wright, Jose Reyes, Pedro Feliciano and Jeff Francoeur (on the winning side) -- may have no recollection of such disasters.

And here we go again.

Tim Hudson topped Johan Santana and the Atlanta Braves won 4-1 on Monday in the opener of a critical six-game trip for the Mets that also includes a stop in Philadelphia. With ...

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