Turner Field (Atlanta, Ga.)
|N.Y. Mets (73-85)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||5||0|
|Atlanta (92-66) «||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||x||2||8||1|
W: M. Minor (11-10) L: C. Young (4-9)
S: C. Kimbrel (41)
HR: NYM - None ATL - None
Mike Minor (11-10) was nearly untouchable for the playoff-bound Braves, who trail the NL East-leading Washington Nationals by four games with four left to play.
He gave up just three hits over 6 1/3 innings while striking out four. Minor won for the fourth time this month and has given up just three runs over his last five starts. He's won five straight decisions.
"His velocity has been up and has been pounding the zone," said Braves second baseman Dan Uggla. "He's throwing all three pitches for strikes and hitting the corners. He's not just working in the middle of the plate, he's getting ahead of hitters. He's really turned the corner."
After putting two runners on in the ninth, Craig Kimbrel struck out pinch- hitter Ike Davis and Lucas Duda to earn his 41st save of the season.
Chris Young (4-9) was once again charged with the loss despite tossing his fourth straight quality start. He pitched six strong innings, but gave up two runs on seven hits. He struck out six.
"Ultimately, it's about team wins and losses," said Young. "All in all, there were some really good things. It was a great year to bounce back, it's the most I've pitched since 2008. There were a lot of positives."
Chipper Jones, who is playing his final regular season games at Turner Field, once again went 0-for-4.
Prado finished 2-for-4 and scored a run in the first and drove in the Braves' second run in the fifth.
In the first, Prado ripped a one-out double to right, advanced to third on a wild pitch by Young and scurried home on Heyward's groundout to short. After Andrelton Simmons singled to leadoff the fifth, Minor sacrificed him over and Prado drove another double, this one to left field, to score Simmons from second.
The Mets managed just five hits all game, but had their best chance to score in the ninth inning.
Ruben Tejada reached on a fielding error by Uggla to leadoff the ninth. After Kimbrel got pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy to fly out, he hit David Wright with a pitch, bringing Davis to the plate. However, Kimbrel was able to fan Davis and Duda struck out looking to end the game.
Tejada had his 10-game hitting streak snapped ... The Mets lost for just the second time in their last nine games ... Prado becomes the 10th player in franchise history to accomplish 60 multi-hit games in a season.
|Ruben Tejada SS||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.292|
|Andres Torres CF||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.227|
|Daniel Murphy PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.293|
|David Wright 3B||3||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||1||.306|
|Scott Hairston RF||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.260|
|Ike Davis PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.224|
|Lucas Duda 1B||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.241|
|Jason Bay LF||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.158|
|Ronny Cedeno 2B||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.262|
|Mike Nickeas C||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.174|
|Kelly Shoppach PH-C||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.217|
|Chris Young P||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.129|
|Elvin Ramirez P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Justin Turner PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.273|
|Ramon Ramirez P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jose Constanza CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.243|
|Jonny Venters P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Craig Kimbrel P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Martin Prado LF||4||1||2||1||2||0||0||0||1||.305|
|Jason Heyward RF||4||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||.267|
|Chipper Jones 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.286|
|Freddie Freeman 1B||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||.263|
|Dan Uggla 2B||3||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.221|
|Brian McCann C||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.229|
|Andrelton Simmons SS||3||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.294|
|Mike Minor P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.073|
|Chad Durbin P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Luis Avilan P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.333|
|Eric Hinske PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.194|
|Reed Johnson CF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.287|
E_D.Uggla. LOB_NY Mets 5, Atlanta 6. 2B_D.Wright, M.Prado 2. S_M.Minor. CS_J.Constanza. GIDP_J.Bay, R.Cedeno. DP_Atlanta 2 (A.Simmons, D.Uggla and F.Freeman 2).
|Chris Young (L 4-9)||6.0||7||2||2||1||6||0||104-72||4.15|
|Mike Minor (W 11-10)||6.1||3||0||0||0||4||0||88-62||4.12|
|Chad Durbin (H 15)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3-2||3.15|
|Luis Avilan (H 5)||0.1||0||0||0||0||1||0||5-3||2.18|
|Jonny Venters (H 20)||1.0||2||0||0||0||0||0||7-5||3.28|
|Craig Kimbrel (S 41)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2||0||21-14||1.03|
HBP_by C.Kimbrel (D.Wright).
WP_C.Young 2, C.Kimbrel.
Umpires_Home,Paul Nauert; First, Dana DeMuth; Second, Doug Eddings; Third, Kerwin Danley.