Thursday, April 10, 2014

Recap: Game 8 - Mets (3) at Braves (4) - Santana solid through 8 innings, Kimbrel holds down Mets late rally


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W: E. Santana (1-0) L: Z. Wheeler (0-2) S: C. Kimbrel (4)
HR: NYM - None   ATL - J. Heyward (2)

Recap:

Ervin Santana tossed eight scoreless innings in his Braves debut and Atlanta topped the New York Mets 4-3 in the middle test of a three-game set.

Santana (1-0) struck out six and scattered three hits for the Braves, who snapped a two-game skid.

Santana was signed to a one-year deal on March 12 after Atlanta lost starters Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen for the year due to elbow surgery, while Mike Minor is on the disabled list with tendinitis in his left shoulder.

Jason Heyward snapped an 0-for-22 skid with a leadoff homer and tallied three hits, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in the triumph.

Zack Wheeler (0-2) allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings for New York, which fell to 3-5.

Heyward fouled off four straight fastballs before launching a blast into the front row of seats on the 11th pitch of his at-bat in the first inning to make it 1-0.

Gattis doubled and Santana singled two batters later to put runners on the corners in the fifth. Heyward then ripped an RBI single to right before Andrelton Simmons laced a base hit to load the bases for Freddie Freeman, who brought two home with a single to left.

Eric Young worked a leadoff walk and David Wright hit a one-out single against Jordan Walden before Craig Kimbrel came on in the ninth. He walked Curtis Granderson to load the bases for Lucas Duda, who fanned for the second out.

Juan Lagares grounded a single up the middle to plate Young and Wright and Travis d'Arnaud lined a base hit to right to score Granderson and cut the deficit to 4-3.

Kimbrel, though, struck out Ruben Tejada to pick up his fourth save of the year.

Twenty nine of Santana's first 30 pitches of the game were strikes ...

The Braves were 4-for-7 with runners in scoring position ... Heyward and Freeman each have four RBI so far this season.



Box Score:

NY MetsABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Eric Young LF310000011.154
Daniel Murphy 2B401010001.250
David Wright 3B412000001.233
Curtis Granderson RF310000011.138
Lucas Duda 1B401000002.182
Juan Lagares CF401200001.321
Travis d`Arnaud C401100000.130
Ruben Tejada SS400000001.240
Zack Wheeler P100000000.000
  Josh Satin PH100000001.000
  Jeurys Familia P000000000.000
  Ike Davis PH100000000.400
  John Lannan P000000000.000
  Gonzalez Germen P000000000.000
Totals3336310029
AtlantaABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Jason Heyward RF423200100.188
Andrelton Simmons SS402000000.321
Freddie Freeman 1B402200001.407
Chris Johnson 3B400000000.258
Justin Upton LF400000001.200
Dan Uggla 2B400000002.194
Evan Gattis C311010001.211
Jordan Schafer CF300000001.000
Ervin Santana P311000002.333
  Jordan Walden P000000000.000
  Craig Kimbrel P000000000.000
Totals3349410108


LOB_NY Mets 5, Atlanta 5. 2B_D.Murphy, E.Gattis. HR_J.Heyward (2) off Z.Wheeler.

NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Zack Wheeler (L 0-2)5.084406196-665.73
Jeurys Familia2.000001020-148.10
John Lannan0.01000004-236.00
Gonzalez Germen1.000001011-81.69
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Ervin Santana (W 1-0)8.030006088-650.00
Jordan Walden0.112211017-109.00
Craig Kimbrel (S 4)0.221112017-112.45


J.Lannan pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP_Z.Wheeler.
T_2:40. A_19608.
Umpires_Home,Mark Ripperger; First, Gary Cederstrom; Second, Kerwin Danley; Third, Lance Barksdale.
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