NEW YORK -- As the last-place team in the National League East, the Atlanta Braves can afford to let someone learn on the job, as right-handed pitcher Ryan Weber will begin to do Wednesday night.Their opponents, the New York Mets, are in the thick of the NL wild-card race, and veteran right fielder Jay Bruce may not have any time left to snap out of a nearly two-month slump.Bruces place in -- or out -- of the lineup is sure to be a central topic Wednesday night, when the Mets try to avoid being swept by the Braves in the finale of a three-game series at Citi Field.Atlanta right-hander Julio Teheran threw seven strong innings Tuesday, when the Braves withstood a late Mets comeback to eke out a 5-4 win. The result, coupled with wins by the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals, dropped New York into a three-way tie with the Giants and Cardinals for the two NL wild-card spots.The Giants, Cardinals and Mets are all 81-70.The Mets looked as if they might be mounting a dramatic comeback during a three-run eighth inning Tuesday, when Eric Campbell -- a .172 hitter who had not batted in the majors since May 30 -- produced the second run of the frame with a pinch-hit RBI single. He batted in place of Bruce, who led the NL in RBI prior to an Aug. 1 trade to the Mets.Bruce, who didnt start either Sunday or Monday, went 0-for-3 Tuesday and is batting just .176 in 39 games with the Mets. He is 3-for-37 (.081) dating back to Sept. 5.Manager Terry Collins said it was a difficult decision to pinch-hit for the left-handed-hitting Bruce against southpaw Ian Krol but that he did so in the best interests of the team.Its one of the worst things you can do as a manager -- pinch-hit for a star, especially one of the elite power hitters in the game, Collins said. But you know, my job is to try to win the game.Bruce -- a three-time All-Star with 237 career homers -- said it was the first time he could remember being lifted for a pinch hitter but that he understood Collins decision.He didnt need to explain that to me, said Bruce, who actually was replaced by a pinch hitter eight times previously. I obviously get how the game is played, and you know what his thought process was there. I dont deserve any explanations from the manager. Hes the manager, he makes the decisions.Perhaps Bruce will get a chance to redeem himself against Weber, who will be making his second start of the season and his first since Sept. 5. Overall this year, he is 1-1 with a 5.46 ERA in 15 outings.Weber earned the opportunity to return to the rotation by throwing 4 2/3 innings of one-run relief in place of right-hander John Gant last Friday against the Washington Nationals.He did such a good job the other day, Braves interim manager Brian Snitker said Monday. (He) was efficient and extended it so well, and hes somewhat stretched out. Just get the bird off the ground and get us in flight, see where we end up.Weber is 0-0 with a 7.56 ERA in two career games (one start) against the Mets.The Braves (60-91) look increasingly likely to end up with fewer than 100 losses, something that seemed inconceivable when manager Fredi Gonzalez was fired following a 9-28 start that had the club on pace to lose 120 games.Atlanta is 51-63 under Snitker and needs to win just three of its final 11 games to avoid the franchises first 100-loss season since 1988.They are big (games) for us -- thats why were going out there to win, not to show up, Snitker said. Were going out to try to win the ballgame.Ageless right-hander Bartolo Colon (14-7, 3.14 ERA) will look to serve as the stopper for the Mets. The 43-year-old veteran, who needs one more win to become only the fourth pitcher to ever win at least 15 games at age 43 or older, is 9-3 with a 2.48 ERA in 14 career starts against the Braves.In three starts against Atlanta this year, Colon is 1-1 with a 1.71 ERA. Carl Lawson Bengals Jersey . Tuesdays surgery at Atlantas Piedmont Hospital was performed by Dr. Xavier Duralde and Hawks team physician Dr. Michael Bernot. Jake Elliott Womens Jersey . -- Jonathan Drouin gave Halifax the boost it needed to edge host Sherbrooke Phoenix 3-2 in a shootout in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. http://www.nflbengalsgearofficial.com/john-ross-jersey/ . No. 13-seeded John Isner and No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber were among six players who dropped out of the tournament on Tuesday, joining No. 12 seed Tommy Haas and two other players who withdrew on Monday. Joe Mixon Womens Jersey . 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Here are the lines for Week 13 games, courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.Games involving ranked teams in?bold.Tuesday, Nov. 22Akron at Ohio (no line)Ball State at Miami (Oh) (-8)Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan (PK)Thursday, Nov. 24LSU (- 4.5) at Texas A&MFriday, Nov. 25Buffalo at Bowling Green (- 13.5)Toledo at Western Michigan (- 9.5)Northern Illinois at Kent State (no line)Nebraska at Iowa (no line)Arkansas (-9) at MissouriCincinnati at Tulsa (- 22.5)TCU at Texas (- 1.5)Boise State (-10) at Air ForceLouisiana Tech at Southern Miss (no line)NC State at North Carolina (-12)Houston at Memphis (no line)Washington (-6) at Washington StateTexas Tech vs. Baylor (- 5.5) (in Arlington, T.X.)Arizona State (- 2.5) at ArizonaSaturday, Nov. 26South Carolina at Clemson (-23.5)East Carolina at Temple (-20)Tulane at Connecticut (-1.5)Rutgers at Maryland (-13.5)Syracuse at Pittsburgh (-24.5)West Virginia (-7.5) at Iowa StateIllinois at Northwestern (-14.5)Purdue at Indiana (-19.5)Michigan State at Penn State (-12)Boston College at Wake Forest (-3.5)Kansas att Kansas State (-26.dddddddddddd5)Minnesota at Wisconsin (-14.5)Duke at Miami (FL) (-15.5)Georgia Tech at Georgia (-4.5)Virginia at Virginia Tech (-18)Auburn at Alabama (-17.5)Kentucky at Louisville (-24)UCLA (-3) at CaliforniaNevada at UNLV (-8.5)San Jose State (-3.5) Fresno StateFlorida International at Old Dominion (-13.5)Appalachian State (-17) at New Mexico StateTroy (-25.5) at Texas StateOregon (-3.5) at Oregon StateFlorida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee State (-13)Utah at Colorado (-10)Western Kentucky (-24) at MarshallNavy (-7) at SMUNorth Texas (-3) UTEPCentral Florida at South Florida (-10)Charlotte at Texas San Antonio (-9.5)Florida at Florida State (-7)Rice at Stanford (-35)Arkansas State (-6.5) Louisiana-LafayetteTennessee (-9) at Vanderbilt Mississippi State at Ole Miss (-7.5)Michigan at Ohio State (-6.5)Notre Dame at USC (-17.5)South Alabama at Idaho (-5.5)Wyoming (-3) at New MexicoColorado State at San Diego State (-11.5)Utah State at BYU (-19)Massachusetts at Hawaii (-9) Cheap Jerseys China NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Baseball Jerseys Free Shipping Cheapest College Jerseys Sale Cheap Football Jerseys China Nike NFL Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys From China MLB Jerseys Outlet Canada Wholesale NBA Jerseys Canada Store Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap Authentic Jerseys Canada ' ' '