Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 7 - Mets (4) at Braves (0) - Colon goes solid seven, Mets beat Harang


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New York
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Atlanta
(4-3)
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W: B. Colon (1-1) L: A. Harang (1-1)
HR: NYM - None   ATL - None

Recap:

Bartolo Colon tossed seven scoreless innings and the New York Mets blanked the Atlanta Braves, 4-0, in the opener of a three-game set.

The 41-year-old Colon (1-1), who went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA last season for Oakland, bounced back after surrendering nine hits and three runs in six innings in a loss to Washington last Wednesday. He fanned five and yielded six hits in Tuesday's win.

Ruben Tejada tallied a pair of RBI singles and scored twice for the Mets, who have won 3-of-4 since being swept by the Nationals in their season-opening, three-game series.

Aaron Harang (1-1) gave up a run on two hits and four walks while fanning nine for Atlanta, which has dropped back-to-back tilts on the heels of a four-game winning streak.

The Braves commemorated the 40-year anniversary of Hank Aaron's 715th home run in a pregame ceremony. Aaron moved past Babe Ruth on the all-time home run list when he went deep against the Los Angeles Dodgers' Al Downing on April 8, 1974 in old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

The Mets opened the scoring in the third despite not recording a hit, then added two more runs in the seventh and another in the eighth.

Tejada walked to lead off the third before Young worked a free pass two batters later. Tejada moved to third on Daniel Murphy's flyout to right and scampered home on a Harang wild pitch.

Gus Schlosser came on for Harang to begin the seventh and surrendered a bloop double to Travis d'Arnaud, who crossed the plate on Tejada's base hit to right-center. Tejada advanced to second on Colon's sacrifice bunt and scored on Young's single to right.

Tejada's RBI single in the eighth made it 4-0.

Kyle Farnsworth fired a 1-2-3 bottom half and Jose Valverde twirled a scoreless ninth to seal the win.

Game Notes

Eric Young and Daniel Murphy had two hits apiece ... Bartolo Colon was 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA in three starts against Atlanta coming in, but they all came in 2002 when he was with the Montreal Expos ...

The Mets were 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

NY MetsABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Eric Young LF402100011.174
Daniel Murphy 2B501000002.250
David Wright 3B500000001.192
Curtis Granderson RF200000020.154
Lucas Duda 1B411000000.167
Juan Lagares CF401000002.333
Travis d`Arnaud C412010000.105
Ruben Tejada SS322200011.286
Bartolo Colon P200000002.000
  Ike Davis PH100000000.444
  Kyle Farnsworth P000000000.000
  Jose Valverde P000000000.000
Totals3449310049
AtlantaABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Jason Heyward RF500000001.107
B.J. Upton CF401000002.138
Freddie Freeman 1B401010000.391
Chris Johnson 3B401000000.296
Justin Upton LF402000000.231
Dan Uggla 2B401000002.222
Evan Gattis C401000000.188
Andrelton Simmons SS401000000.292
Aaron Harang P200000001.000
  Gus Schlosser P000000000.000
  Luis Avilan P000000000.000
  Anthony Varvaro P000000000.000
  Ryan Doumit PH100000000.222
  Ian Thomas P000000000.000
  Pedro Beato P000000000.000
  Gerald Laird PH100000000.250
Totals3708010006


E_R.Tejada, J.Valverde. LOB_NY Mets 8, Atlanta 10. 2B_T.d'Arnaud, F.Freeman. S_B.Colon. SB_E.Young 2 (2), C.Granderson (1).

NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Bartolo Colon (W 1-1)7.0600050101-702.08
Kyle Farnsworth1.000001011-72.08
Jose Valverde1.020000025-190.00
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Aaron Harang (L 1-1)6.0211490110-660.71
Gus Schlosser0.122200010-77.36
Luis Avilan0.12000008-40.00
Anthony Varvaro0.10000002-20.00
Ian Thomas0.12110009-65.40
Pedro Beato1.210000017-110.00


WP_A.Harang.
T_3:07. A_47144.
Umpires_Home,Lance Barksdale; First, Mark Ripperger; Second, Gary Cederstrom; Third, Kerwin Danley.


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