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• Center fielder Michael Bourn was once again out of the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Mets. This is the fifth straight game Bourn has missed with a sprained left thumb he sustained Saturday in Philadelphia. Gonzalez said he is hopeful Bourn will return Saturday or Sunday.

• Gonzalez said if the Braves advance to the National League Division Series, he would pick between left-handers Paul Maholm and Mike Minor for his Game 2 starting pitcher. Right-hander Tim Hudson is in line to start Game 1 and right-hander Kris Medlen would start Game 3 after starting the NL Wild Card game.

• Center fielder Michael Bourn was once again out of the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Mets. This is the fifth straight game Bourn has missed with a sprained left thumb he sustained Saturday in Philadelphia. Gonzalez said he is hopeful Bourn will return Saturday or Sunday.

• Gonzalez said if the Braves advance to the National League Division Series, he would pick between left-handers Paul Maholm and Mike Minor for his Game 2 starting pitcher. Right-hander Tim Hudson is in line to start Game 1 and right-hander Kris Medlen would start Game 3 after starting the NL Wild Card game.