The good news is that the Braves' starting rotation has been almost perfect since Smoltz's poor outing in the opener. Hudson gave the team exactly what they're paying him for: 8 innings, 1 earned run, and a lead going into the ninth.
More good news: Andy Marte's stats after six games at Richmond are .435, three homers, and eight RBI. Schuerholz and Cox are going to have some decisions to make if he continues to tear up AAA pitching and Mondesi, Langerhand, and Jordan continue to struggle (or get hurt.) Marte to the outfield is the most likely move.