Sunday, April 20, 2014

Recap: Game 17 - Braves (7) at Mets (5) - Mets Late Comeback, Not enough


FINAL
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R
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Atlanta
(12-5)
0020100137111
New York
(8-9)
1000000225132

W: E. Santana (2-0) L: B. Colon (1-3) S: J. Walden (1)
HR: ATL - J. Upton (5)   NYM - None

Recap:

Justin Upton went 3-for-5 with a three run homer and two runs scored to help the Atlanta Braves to a 7-5 win over the New York Mets in the middle test of a three-game set.

Freddie Freeman finished 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI for the Braves, winners in seven of their last eight games.

Ervin Santana (2-0) allowed one run on six hits while fanning seven over seven innings. Over three starts this season (21 innings), the nine-year veteran has allowed just one run and struck out 24 batters.

Jordan Walden left the bases loaded in the ninth to record his first save.

David Wright and Chris Young each went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Travis d'Arnaud had two hits and an RBI for the Mets, who have dropped two straight after sweeping Arizona earlier this week.

Bartolo Colon (1-3) allowed three runs on eight hits and struck out six to saddle the loss.

The Mets struck first when Wright singled to center to bring in Eric Young Jr.

Atlanta took the lead with a pair of runs in the third. With two on and two out, Freeman tapped a soft grounder down the third base line. Colon fielded the ball and threw it past Lucas Duda at first. The ball skipped off the wall in shallow right and rolled past Curtis Granderson and into right field allowing both runners to come all the way around.

In the fifth, Freeman laced a double to right to bring Jason Heyward around for a 3-1 lead and Upton scored on Daisuke Matsuzaka's wild pitch in the eighth for a four-run edge.

Daniel Murphy and Wright opened the bottom of the eighth with back-to-back singles. After Granderson popped out, Young ripped a single to left to bring Murphy home. d'Arnaud added an RBI single two batters later to pull New York within 4-3.

Upton added a three-run shot in the ninth to center for insurance that the Braves would need.

Craig Kimbrel hit Young Jr. with a pitch before giving up a single to Murphy. Wright then doubled to center to push Young Jr. across. After Granderson struck out, Young singled to bring Murphy around to pull the Mets within 7-5.

After a mound visit, Kimbrel walked Duda to load the bases, spelling the end of his night.

Walden was brought in and got d'Arnaud to ground out to end the game.

Game Notes

Upton has five homers this season ... Atlanta was 3-for-9 with RISP ... Young Jr., who scored a pair of runs, walked twice and was hit by a pitch ... New York finished 5-for-19 with RISP ... Murphy was 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

Box Score:

AtlantaABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Jason Heyward RF511000001.141
B.J. Upton CF411000011.212
Freddie Freeman 1B413110011.413
Justin Upton LF523300102.333
Evan Gattis C500000001.304
  Craig Kimbrel P000000000.000
  Jordan Walden P000000000.000
Dan Uggla 2B301000011.237
Chris Johnson 3B401000000.290
Andrelton Simmons SS401000000.316
Ervin Santana P310000001.111
  David Carpenter P000000000.000
  Jordan Schafer PH110000000.111
  Gerald Laird C000000000.200
Totals38711410138
NY MetsABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Eric Young LF220000021.237
Daniel Murphy 2B523000000.303
David Wright 3B513210002.286
Curtis Granderson RF500000001.140
Chris Young CF503210001.333
Lucas Duda 1B401010010.255
Travis d`Arnaud C502100000.170
Ruben Tejada SS401000000.184
Bartolo Colon P200000002.000
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis PH100000001.273
  Daisuke Matsuzaka P000000000.000
  Jose Valverde P000000000.000
  Omar Quintanilla PH100000000.308
Totals39513530038


E_B.Upton, B.Colon, J.Valverde. LOB_Atlanta 7, NY Mets 11. 2B_F.Freeman, D.Wright, C.Young, L.Duda. HR_J.Upton (5) off J.Valverde. SB_J.Upton (2), J.Schafer (2), E.Young (10), C.Young (1). CS_E.Young. GIDP_C.Johnson. DP_NY Mets 1 (D.Wright, D.Murphy and L.Duda).

AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Ervin Santana (W 2-0)7.0611270106-640.86
David Carpenter (H 5)1.042200022-186.43
Craig Kimbrel0.232211024-134.26
Jordan Walden (S 1)0.10000003-32.84
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Bartolo Colon (L 1-3)7.0833160104-695.40
Daisuke Matsuzaka1.021111018-129.00
Jose Valverde1.013011124-135.40


IBB_off J.Valverde (F.Freeman).
HBP_by C.Kimbrel (E.Young).
WP_E.Santana, D.Matsuzaka.
T_3:13. A_31476.
Umpires_Home,Eric Cooper; First, Mark Wegner; Second, Pat Hoberg; Third, Tom Hallion.
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