ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves were hoping to have Jair
Jurrjens back to help them in the wild-card race. Instead, they'll
turn to Tim Hudson earlier than expected.
Hudson will try to help the Braves create some breathing room in
the playoff race when they face the Florida Marlins on Tuesday
Jurrjens was slated to return from a sore right knee that has
cost him two starts since losing his last one to Washington on
September 14th. An MRI showed a slight tear of his meniscus, so
he'll miss a third turn in the rotation, while putting his
availability for the playoffs in question.
Atlanta (88-69) leads the wild-card race by one-half game on San
Diego with five to play. The Braves pulled ahead in the chase when
Omar Infante hit a walkoff single to clinch a two-to-one, 11-inning
win over the Marlins (77-79) in the opener of this three-game set