Monday, September 10, 2012

Recap: Game 140 - Braves at Mets - Mets get swept by Braves, Lose 3-2

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
Final 10th12345678910RHE
Atlanta (81-60) «0000110001361
N.Y. Mets (65-75)0001010000280
W: C. Kimbrel (1-1) L: B. Parnell (4-4)
S: P. Moylan (1)
HR: ATL - B. McCann (20)   NYM - None

Martin Prado scored on Brian McCann's sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning, as the visiting Atlanta Braves finished off a three-game sweep of the New York Mets with a 3-2 win on Sunday.

Prado singled off Bobby Parnell (4-4) to begin the 10th and advanced to second base on a groundout. Parnell then intentionally walked Freddie Freeman before Dan Uggla worked another free pass to load the bases. McCann followed with a fly ball to right field, plating Prado.

The Mets put men on the corners in the bottom of the 10th, but Peter Moylan got David Wright to fly out to right to end the game and notch his first save of the season.

McCann also belted a solo home run for the NL wild card-leading Braves, who have won five games in a row. Atlanta starting pitcher Tommy Hanson allowed two runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings. Craig Kimbrel (1-1) picked up the win after stranding a runner in scoring position in the ninth.

"We're taking no game lightly, no lead lightly," McCann said.

Chris Young remains winless in seven starts at Citi Field this season. The right-hander gave up two runs on five hits with four walks and seven strikeouts over six full frames.

"I thought we had some good at-bats today," said New York manager Terry Collins. "We just aren't doing the thing that made us really good in the first half and that's the key hits with two outs."

The Mets have dropped 19 of their last 23 home games.

New York opened the scoring in the fourth. Daniel Murphy became New York's first base runner with a one-out double and scored on an infield hit by Ike Davis.

Atlanta quickly tied the game in the fifth as Michael Bourn singled home Jose Constanza, who had led off with a ground-rule double. The Braves wound up loading the bases, but Uggla grounded out to third to end the inning after Young issued consecutive two-out walks.

McCann then put the visitors on top in the sixth with his second homer in as many days, a leadoff blast to right field. New York, though, produced the tying run in the home half on back-to-back two-out doubles by Murphy and Wright.

Game Notes

The Mets have scored three runs or less in 10 consecutive home games ... Atlanta was 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.

Box Score:

Michael Bourn CF502100001.283
Martin Prado SS-3B411000000.296
Jason Heyward RF300000020.275
Freddie Freeman 1B300000020.262
Dan Uggla 2B401010011.215
Brian McCann C411200101.231
Juan Francisco 3B400000004.243
  Craig Kimbrel P000000000.000
  Lyle Overbay PH100000001.280
  Peter Moylan P000000000.000
Jose Constanza LF211010011.250
  Chipper Jones PH000000010.297
  Reed Johnson PR-LF000000000.305
Tommy Hanson P300000002.022
  Jonny Venters P000000000.000
  Eric O`Flaherty P000000000.000
  Eric Hinske PH100000000.202
  Paul Janish SS000000000.188
Mike Baxter RF300000001.272
  Scott Hairston PH-RF200000002.265
Daniel Murphy 2B423020011.290
David Wright 3B501110000.313
Ike Davis 1B402100001.227
  Jason Bay PR-LF000000000.165
Lucas Duda LF-1B401000002.240
Justin Turner SS300000002.282
  Jon Rauch P000000000.000
  Kelly Shoppach C100000001.268
Andres Torres CF300000010.223
Josh Thole C200000000.237
  Ronny Cedeno PH100000000.275
  Frank Francisco P000000000.000
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
  Jordany Valdespin PH101000000.244
Chris Young P100000000.107
  Fred Lewis PH100000000.000
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
  Ruben Tejada SS100000000.290

E_F.Freeman. LOB_Atlanta 10, NY Mets 7. 2B_D.Uggla, J.Constanza, D.Murphy 2, D.Wright. HR_B.McCann (20) off C.Young. SF_B.McCann. S_M.Prado, R.Tejada. SB_M.Bourn (39), J.Bay (5), A.Torres (11), J.Valdespin (8). GIDP_J.Turner. DP_Atlanta 2 (F.Freeman and M.Prado), (D.Uggla, M.Prado and F.Freeman).

Tommy Hanson5.242215070-464.35
Jonny Venters1.11000107-73.24
Eric O`Flaherty1.010001021-151.99
Craig Kimbrel (W 1-1)1.010002021-151.18
Peter Moylan (S 1)1.010011016-70.00
Chris Young6.052247197-564.39
Josh Edgin1.100000011-73.52
Jon Rauch0.20000109-72.88
Frank Francisco1.000012024-145.36
Bobby Parnell (L 4-4)1.011121024-112.98

IBB_off C.Young (J.Constanza), off B.Parnell (F.Freeman).
T_3:17. A_23161.
Umpires_Home,Greg Gibson; First, Phil Cuzzi; Second, Gerry Davis; Third, Manny Gonzalez.
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