As of Monday, March 4, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Chris Johnson went 3-for-3 with a home run and Justin Upton also homered for the second time this spring as the Braves improved to 5-6 in the Grapefruit League with a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Monday.
Johnson, battling Juan Francisco for playing time at third base, is hitting .421 and has played first base as well as third. Francisco was 1-for-3 against the Mets, keeping his average at .333.
Tyler Pastornicky was 2-for-3 with his seventh RBI of the spring and like Johnson is hitting .421.
The hitting standout of the spring, though, remains Joey Terdoslavich. He was 1-for-1 after entering the game late against the Mets, raising his average to .647.
Tim Hudson pitched four innings for the Braves and allowed two runs on six hits. He struck out two, walked one and hit a batter.
Luis Avilan and David Carpenter had hitless innings and David Hale allowed a hit over two scoreless innings before 2012 first-round draft choice Alex Wood got the save with a game-ending double play.