Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Recap: Game 83 - Mets (3) at Braves (5) - Mets Blunders in 8th Cost Game


FINAL
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New York
(37-46)
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Atlanta
(45-38)
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W: A. Varvaro (3-1) L: J. Familia (1-3) S: C. Kimbrel (25)
HR: NYM - C. Granderson (11)   ATL - None

Recap:

Freddie Freeman walked three times and finished with two RBI in the Atlanta Braves' 5-3 win over the New York Mets on Monday.

Alex Wood struck out seven and gave up three runs in six innings for the Braves, winners of a season-high fifth straight game following a four-game sweep in Philadelphia. Anthony Varvaro (3-1) recorded the win for a scoreless eighth and Craig Kimbrel tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to nail down his 25th save.

The Mets led 3-1 through seven innings but Atlanta's offense came alive in the bottom of the eighth against Jeurys Familia (1-3), who was plagued by three New York errors in the inning.

Justin Upton and Jason Heyward singled to start the frame before Familia fielded a comeback grounder to the mound from Chris Johnson and threw low to second base, allowing all three runners to reach safely with no outs.

Tommy La Stella then smacked a base hit up the middle and the normally sure- handed Juan Lagares fumbled the ball in center as the tying run came across.

The bases were loaded with two outs when Andrelton Simmons chopped one to third base. Eric Campbell jumped and appeared to have the ball in his glove, but it squirted free. He recovered quickly and fired to first, but not in time to record the out. Johnson crossed the plate on the play, giving the Braves a 4-3 lead and chasing Familia from the game.

Dana Eveland came on and walked Freeman to force in the final run.

Zack Wheeler yielded four hits in 6 1/3 innings for the Mets, allowing just a run despite walking five.

The Mets put a run across in each of the first three innings against Wood.

Curtis Granderson smacked the third pitch of the game over the wall in right center for a leadoff home run. Chris Young then opened the second with a single to right and scored two batters later on Travis d'Arnaud's two-bagger to the wall in center.

The Mets loaded the bases in the third on a pair of singles and a walk. Young drove a sacrifice fly to deep center, plating Daniel Murphy for a 3-0 lead.

B.J. Upton and Simmons hit consecutive singles to start the home fifth for Atlanta, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Freeman lifted a sac fly to left to put Atlanta on the board, but Wheeler got Justin Upton to ground into a double-play to limit the Braves to just the one run.

Game Notes

The Braves have won seven of eight ... The Mets have dropped five of six ... Mets third baseman David Wright missed his fourth straight game with a bruised rotator cuff in his left shoulder ... Granderson and Murphy had two hits apiece in the loss ... Atlanta catcher Evan Gattis will miss at least two weeks after an MRI revealed a bulging thoracic disk.

Box Score:

NY MetsABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Curtis Granderson RF412100100.231
Ruben Tejada SS401000000.240
Daniel Murphy 2B412000001.303
Eric Campbell 3B401000003.313
Lucas Duda 1B300000011.252
Chris Young LF311100000.203
Juan Lagares CF300000001.285
  Bobby Abreu PH100000000.277
Travis d`Arnaud C401110001.205
Zack Wheeler P300000003.038
  Vic Black P000000000.000
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
  Jeurys Familia P0000000001.000
  Dana Eveland P000000000.000
Totals33383101110 
 
AtlantaABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
B.J. Upton CF412000011.209
Andrelton Simmons SS501000000.247
Freddie Freeman 1B100200030.290
Justin Upton LF511000001.276
Jason Heyward RF412010000.248
Chris Johnson 3B410000001.281
Tommy LaStella 2B201100021.282
Christian Bethancourt C311000000.286
Alex Wood P200000001.000
  Luis Avilan P000000000.000
  Jordan Schafer PH100000000.185
  Anthony Varvaro P000000000.000
  Ryan Doumit PH000000010.218
  Craig Kimbrel P000000000.000
Totals3158310075 


E_E.Campbell, J.Lagares, J.Familia. LOB_NY Mets 5, Atlanta 11. 2B_T.d'Arnaud, J.Heyward. HR_C.Granderson (11) off A.Wood. SF_C.Young, F.Freeman. CS_B.Upton. GIDP_L.Duda, J.Upton. DP_NY Mets 1 (R.Tejada, D.Murphy and L.Duda); Atlanta 1 (F.Freeman, A.Simmons and F.Freeman).

NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Zack Wheeler6.1411540113-674.25
Vic Black (H 4)0.11000003-21.72
Josh Edgin (H 3)0.10000004-31.46
Jeurys Familia (L 1-3;B 2)0.234111029-182.36
Dana Eveland0.10001009-41.42
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Alex Wood6.0633171106-713.19
Luis Avilan1.010001014-104.28
Anthony Varvaro (W 3-1)1.010001013-92.25
Craig Kimbrel (S 25)1.000001013-82.16


HBP_by Z.Wheeler (C.Bethancourt). 
T_3:25. A_28075.
Umpires_Home,Hal Gibson III; First, Dale Scott; Second, Dan Iassogna; Third, CB Bucknor.
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