Tim Hudson had his best start of the spring Saturday, and Braves relievers followed suit.

After the veteran right-hander held the Mets to four hits with four strikeouts in four innings, five Braves relievers allowed three hits the rest of the way in a 12-0 rout.

Braves pitchers had 10 strikeouts and no walks while lowering their team ERA to 2.97, second in the National League behind San Francisco.

"There's still a ways to go, but I feel like I'm on my way," said Hudson, who trimmed his spring ERA to 2.00. In three starts, he's allowed 10 hits (no homers), two runs and three walks with six strikeouts in nine innings.

"My arm strength's not quite where I want it, but there's still two or three more weeks left," Hudson said. "I feel good. I feel confident that it won't be long before I'm ready to get up there and crack the 100-pitch mark and get ready for opening day.