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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 91 - Braves (1) at Mets (4) - Gee Comes back strong, d'Arnaud's HR seals the deal



New York

W: D. Gee (4-1) L: E. Santana (7-6) S: J. Mejia (9)
HR: ATL - None   NYM - T. d´Arnaud (6)


Travis d'Arnaud hit a two-run homer during a three-run seventh, helping the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves, 4-1, in the third test of a four-game series.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Lucas Duda had one RBI apiece for the Mets, who have won four in a row for the first time this season.

New York starter Dillon Gee (4-1) was sharp in his return from the disabled list, allowing just one run on six hits over seven-plus innings. He made his first start since May 10 due to a right lat strain.

B.J. Upton drove in the lone run for the Braves, who have lost four straight. Ervin Santana (7-6) gave up four runs on six hits with two walks over seven innings.

The Mets used a three-run seventh inning to break a 1-1 tie. David Wright led off with a hustle double to left-center field and moved to third when Duda lined out to right. Bobby Abreu walked before Nieuwenhuis hit a sacrifice fly to right. D'Arnaud followed with a blast to left.

The Braves left men on the corners in the eighth. Tommy LaStella led off with a single to center and moved to second on Gerald Laird's bunt single. Vic Black took over for Gee and got pinch-hitter Ryan Doumit to ground into a fielder's choice. Upton struck out swinging and Andrelton Simmons flied out to end the threat.

Jenrry Mejia stranded runners on second and third in the ninth to pick up his ninth save of the season. After giving up two hits and throwing a two-out wild pitch, Mejia got LaStella to go down swinging.

Earlier, the Mets jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first. Daniel Murphy doubled to right and raced home on Duda's single to right-center field.

Gee retired 10 straight batters until Santana reached base on an infield single with two outs in the sixth. Santana then scored on Upton's double to center. Upton was thrown out between second and third on the play.

Game Notes

Gee improved to 5-4 lifetime against the Braves ... The Mets have hit a home run in nine straight games at Citi Field, a team record for the stadium that opened in 2009 ... The Mets optioned pitcher Gonzalez Germen to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for Gee ... The Braves went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and stranded six.

Box Score:

B.J. Upton CF301110011.217
Andrelton Simmons SS400000000.259
Freddie Freeman 1B400000001.297
Justin Upton LF402000000.280
Jason Heyward RF401000001.247
Chris Johnson 3B400000001.273
Tommy LaStella 2B402000001.297
Gerald Laird C301000001.237
Ervin Santana P211000001.105
  Ryan Doumit PH100000000.207
  Anthony Varvaro P000000000.000
Curtis Granderson RF401000001.237
Daniel Murphy 2B412010000.297
David Wright 3B211010010.276
Lucas Duda 1B301100000.260
Bobby Abreu LF200000010.269
  Juan Lagares PR-CF010000000.288
Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF-LF200100001.316
Travis d`Arnaud C311200101.213
Ruben Tejada SS300000000.243
Dillon Gee P200000001.000
  Vic Black P000000000.000
  Eric Young PH100000000.232
  Jenrry Mejia P000000000.000

E_D.Wright. LOB_Atlanta 6, NY Mets 1. 2B_B.Upton, D.Murphy, D.Wright. HR_T.d'Arnaud (6) off E.Santana. SF_K.Nieuwenhuis. CS_B.Upton. GIDP_G.Laird, D.Murphy, B.Abreu. DP_Atlanta 2 (T.LaStella, A.Simmons and F.Freeman 2); NY Mets 1 (R.Tejada, D.Murphy and L.Duda).

Ervin Santana (L 7-6)7.064424188-554.01
Anthony Varvaro1.000000013-92.50
Dillon Gee (W 4-1)7.061114085-612.56
Vic Black (H 7)1.000001012-71.83
Jenrry Mejia (S 9)1.020002019-143.98

D.Gee pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

T_2:23. A_21327.
Umpires_Home,Sean Barber; First, Tim Timmons; Second, Todd Tichenor; Third, Mike Everitt.
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