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Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 9 - Mets (6) at Braves (4) - Young and Murphy's Three Hits Each Help Mets to Victory


New York


W: C. Torres (2-0) L: L. Avilan (1-1) S: J. Valverde (2)
HR: NYM - None   ATL - J. Upton (1),J. Upton (2)


Eric Young Jr. and Daniel Murphy each had three hits and New York's bullpen tossed four scoreless innings in relief of Jenrry Mejia to carry the Mets to a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves in the rubber match of a three-game series from Turner Field.

Young did it all for the Mets, stealing three bags and scoring four times while Murphy finished with three runs batted in. David Wright, Ike Davis and Juan Lagares also drove in a run apiece to help New York win its fourth game in the last six following an 0-3 start to the season.

Mejia struck out seven but allowed four runs on six hits and four walks over five frames. Three New York relievers held Atlanta to just a hit over the final four innings. Carlos Torres (2-0) struck out three in two innings, Kyle Farnsworth tossed a perfect eighth and Jose Valverde worked the ninth for his second save of the season.

Justin Upton finished 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs for Atlanta, which got just 4 1/3 innings from starter David Hale. The righty yielded four runs -- three earned -- on five hits and five walks. Luis Avilan (1-1) took the loss after allowing Lagares' RBI single in the seventh, which proved to be the difference.

Aided by Ryan Doumit's throwing error, New York manufactured a run in the top of the first to take an early lead. Young led off the contest with a single, stole second and easily took third when Doumit's throw to second sailed past the bag and into center field. Murphy then grounded out to first, allowing Young to trot home without a throw.

After Upton's second inning homer tied it, the Mets put two runs across in the third. Wright's RBI single highlighted the frame, and Murphy scored two batters later on Davis' dribbler back to the mound.

Atlanta briefly took the lead with three runs in the home half. B.J. Upton tripled with one out and scored on a Freddie Freeman single to center. Two batters later, Justin Upton connected on his second long ball of the game that traveled an estimated 477 feet. It was the longest home run at Turner Field since Sept, 2010.

Young tripled to start the fifth and Murphy drove him in with a single to left. The Mets put runners on second and third with one out in the frame, but Anthony Varvaro relieved Hale and got the final two outs to keep it knotted at 4-4 until the seventh.

Murphy singled to start the seventh, moved to second on a wild pitch and stole third, allowing him to come home on Lagares' two-out single. Murphy's RBI double with two gone in the eighth resulted in the final tally.

The Mets went 4-for-15 with runners in scoring position while the Braves hit just 2-for-10 with RISP.

Box Score:

Eric Young LF543001001.226
Daniel Murphy 2B423310010.321
David Wright 3B401100012.235
Curtis Granderson RF300000022.125
Ike Davis 1B300100021.308
Juan Lagares CF501100002.303
Travis d`Arnaud C400000000.111
Ruben Tejada SS400000000.207
Jenrry Mejia P200000000.000
  Josh Satin PH100000001.000
  Carlos Torres P000000000.000
  Lucas Duda PH101000000.217
  Kyle Farnsworth P000000000.000
  Jose Valverde P000000000.000
Jason Heyward RF300000022.171
B.J. Upton CF411001001.152
Freddie Freeman 1B412100001.419
Chris Johnson 3B400000004.229
Justin Upton LF423300200.265
Dan Uggla 2B300000011.176
Ryan Doumit C300000010.167
Ramiro Pena SS401000001.200
David Hale P200000001.000
  Anthony Varvaro P000000000.000
  Jordan Schafer PH100000000.000
  Luis Avilan P000000000.000
  Gus Schlosser P000000000.000
  Ian Thomas P000000000.000
  Evan Gattis PH100000000.200

E_R.Doumit. LOB_NY Mets 9, Atlanta 6. 2B_D.Murphy. 3B_E.Young, B.Upton. HR_J.Upton (1) off J.Mejia, J.Upton (2) off J.Mejia. SB_E.Young 3 (5), D.Murphy (1), C.Granderson (2), J.Heyward (2). GIDP_J.Schafer. DP_NY Mets 1 (C.Torres, I.Davis, R.Tejada and D.Murphy).

Jenrry Mejia5.064447298-654.09
Carlos Torres (W 2-0)2.010003021-152.25
Kyle Farnsworth (H 2)1.00000009-81.69
Jose Valverde (S 2)1.00000107-60.00
David Hale4.154352090-512.89
Anthony Varvaro1.200003021-160.00
Luis Avilan (L 1-1)0.211111012-74.50
Gus Schlosser1.131100025-167.20
Ian Thomas1.000003016-103.38

WP_J.Mejia 2, L.Avilan.
T_3:26. A_29470.
Umpires_Home,Gary Cederstrom; First, Kerwin Danley; Second, Lance Barksdale; Third, Mark Ripperger.

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