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Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 47 - Braves (2) at Mets (4) - Ike Davis single the difference

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N.Y. Mets (18-29)«00010003x491

W: L. Hawkins (1-0) L: C. Gearrin (1-1) S: B. Parnell (7)
HR: ATL - D. Uggla (10)   NYM - L. Duda (9)


Ike Davis' two-run single in the eighth inning lifted the New York Mets past the Atlanta Braves, 4-2, in the finale of a three-game set at Citi Field.

After Justin Turner opened the Mets' half of the eighth with a base hit and David Wright struck out, Lucas Duda hit a ground-rule double down the line in left to put two on with one out. John Buck followed with a base hit to bring Turner around and reliever Cory Gearrin (1-1) hit Mike Baxter with a pitch to load the bases.

Davis, who entered the contest with just two hits over his last 44 at-bats, then smoked a single to right field to push two runs across and break a 2-2 tie.

"They wanted me to have fun again. Smile more, laugh on the field," Davis said. "And I am now 1-for-1 with the new approach."

Davis finished the game with two hits and Duda went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored for the Mets, who put the brakes on a five-game skid.

LaTroy Hawkins (1-0) earned the win after tossing a scoreless top of the eighth inning. Bobby Parnell hurled a perfect ninth to pick up his seventh save of the season.

Dan Uggla hit a two-run homer for the Braves, who had their eight-game winning streak snapped.

The contest had all the makings of a pitchers duel as the Braves' Julio Teheran and the Mets' Shaun Marcum navigated through the opposing lineups with relative ease.

"Marcum really knows how to pitch -- every aspect of the word pitching. He's very patient. He knows his strengths, knows his weaknesses, and he had just unbelievable command," Uggla said of Marcum.

Teheran made his first mistake of the game in the fourth inning as he served up a leadoff homer to Duda. It was New York's first hit of the game. The right-hander settled down from there, allowing just three base runners until he was replaced by Luis Avilan with two outs in the seventh.

Marcum, who has been struggling all season, was nearly lights out until surrendering a two-run blast to Uggla in the seventh inning that let Atlanta take the lead.

The right-hander was able to get escape the inning without anymore damage. Over seven frames, Marcum gave up just four hits and struckout a career-high 12 batters without issuing a walk.

Game Notes

Marcum (0-5) remains winless on the season. His last victory came Oct. 1 2012 against the San Diego Padres ... Marcum, who didn't make it through five innings in his first three starts of the season, has gone at least six innings in each of last three starts ... Atlanta has 65 homers through 49 games this season.

Box Score:

Andrelton Simmons SS402010000.240
Jason Heyward RF400000003.163
Justin Upton LF411000001.272
Freddie Freeman 1B400000004.288
Dan Uggla 2B211200101.190
Juan Francisco 3B300000000.245
  Luis Avilan P000000000.000
  Cory Gearrin P000000000.000
B.J. Upton CF300000003.148
Gerald Laird C301000001.267
Julio Teheran P200000001.278
  Ramiro Pena 3B100000000.299
Daniel Murphy 2B300000010.301
Rick Ankiel CF300000001.256
  LaTroy Hawkins P000000000.000
  Justin Turner PH111000000.292
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
David Wright 3B400000001.284
Lucas Duda LF423110101.242
John Buck C411100001.227
Marlon Byrd RF200000011.244
  Mike Baxter PH-RF000000000.230
Ike Davis 1B302200010.158
Ruben Tejada SS400000000.218
Shaun Marcum P201010001.273
  Jordany Valdespin PH-CF101000000.217
  Juan Lagares CF000000000.163

E_D.Uggla, D.Wright. LOB_Atlanta 2, NY Mets 7. 2B_A.Simmons, L.Duda, S.Marcum. HR_D.Uggla (10) off S.Marcum, L.Duda (9) off J.Teheran. SB_J.Upton (4). CS_M.Baxter. GIDP_A.Simmons, J.Heyward, J.Buck. DP_Atlanta 1 (J.Francisco, D.Uggla and F.Freeman); NY Mets 2 (D.Murphy, R.Tejada and I.Davis 2).

Julio Teheran6.251135193-613.67
Luis Avilan (H 7)0.10000001-12.89
Cory Gearrin (L 1-1;B 2)1.043301020-122.05
Shaun Marcum7.04220121108-725.77
LaTroy Hawkins (W 1-0)1.01000009-83.27
Bobby Parnell (S 7)1.000002012-72.01

HBP_by C.Gearrin (M.Baxter), by S.Marcum (D.Uggla).
T_2:47. A_27296.
Umpires_Home,Bill Miller; First, CB Bucknor; Second, Todd Tichenor; Third, Dale Scott.

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