|N.Y. Mets (25-40)||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||7||0|
|W: D. Carpenter (1-0) L: D. Gee (5-7)|
HR: NYM - None ATL - F. Freeman (7)
Recap:Freddie Freeman blasted a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 win over the New York Mets on Monday.
Mets starter Dillon Gee (5-7) scattered three hits over 8 1/3 innings, then gave up a base hit to Justin Upton before Freeman crushed a no-doubter over the wall in right field.
David Carpenter (1-0) worked a scoreless ninth to pick up the win.
The game was delayed three hours, 43 minutes because of rain. Both Gee and Atlanta starter Tim Hudson mowed through the opposing lineups once the tarps were pulled off until New York finally broke through in the seventh inning.
John Buck opened the seventh with a base hit that was deflected by Braves second baseman Dan Uggla. Buck moved to second on Omar Quintanilla's slow groundout to third, and Gee followed with a base hit to left field to bring Buck around.
It was the only blemish for Hudson, who scattered six hits and struck out six over seven innings.
Gee worked around a one-out walk in the eighth inning and retired the first batter in the ninth before giving up Upton's base hit that set the table for the game-winner.
The game ended at 1:22 a.m. EST, and the teams are scheduled to play a day/night double header on Tuesday. The opener of the twinbill is slated for 1:10 p.m.
Gee, who was credited with his second career complete game, has never tossed a shutout ... Freeman has seven home runs this season ... Hudson, who hasn't picked up a win since May 5, has lasted at least seven innings in four straight starts.
|Juan Lagares CF||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.192|
|Daniel Murphy 2B||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.278|
|David Wright 3B||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.300|
|Lucas Duda 1B||4||0||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.241|
|Marlon Byrd RF||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.247|
|John Buck C||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.224|
|Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.114|
|Omar Quintanilla SS||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||.228|
|Dillon Gee P||3||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||.130|
|Andrelton Simmons SS||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.242|
|Jason Heyward RF||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.213|
|Justin Upton LF||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.247|
|Freddie Freeman 1B||4||1||3||2||1||0||1||0||0||.327|
|Evan Gattis C||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.252|
|B.J. Upton CF||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.165|
|Dan Uggla 2B||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.185|
|Chris Johnson 3B||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||.324|
|Tim Hudson P||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.214|
|Anthony Varvaro P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jordan Schafer PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.299|
|David Carpenter P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
LOB_NY Mets 8, Atlanta 4. 2B_L.Duda, F.Freeman. HR_F.Freeman (7) off D.Gee. S_D.Gee. SB_K.Nieuwenhuis (1). CS_L.Duda. GIDP_M.Byrd. DP_Atlanta 1 (A.Simmons, D.Uggla and F.Freeman).
|Dillon Gee (L 5-7)||8.1||5||2||2||1||6||1||101-72||4.56|
|David Carpenter (W 1-0)||1.0||0||0||0||1||1||0||22-14||1.23|
Umpires_Home,Jeff Kellogg; First, Eric Cooper; Second, Paul Schrieber; Third, Chad Fairchild.