Showing posts with label Braves at Mets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Braves at Mets. Show all posts

Friday, July 11, 2014

Recap: Game 92 - Braves (3) at Mets (1) - Braves Avoid Sweep


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W: A. Harang (9-6) L: B. Colon (8-8) S: C. Kimbrel (28)
HR: ATL - None   NYM - None

Recap:

Aaron Harang tossed seven strong innings, Craig Kimbrel recorded a four-out save and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets, 3-1, to avoid a four-game sweep at Citi Field.

Harang (9-6) won his fourth straight start after holding the Mets to a run on four hits and four walks.

Andrelton Simmons had two hits and scored two runs for Atlanta, which snapped a four-game skid that followed its season-high nine-game winning streak.

Bartolo Colon (8-8) overcame a shaky start to pitch eight innings for the Mets. He allowed three runs on 10 hits with seven strikeouts and no walks.

New York had won four games in a row.

The Braves struck early as Simmons hit a one-out single in the first and scored on a Freddie Freeman double to right. Jason Heyward then plated Freeman with a two-out bloop single to left.

Simmons came home on a double-play groundout in the third after he and Freeman opened the inning with consecutive singles.

New York got on the board in the bottom of the third. Eric Young Jr. led off with a single and stole second before scoring on David Wright's one-out single to left.

Harang worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth to preserve the lead. He retired the first two batters, but a Daniel Murphy single and two walks loaded the bases for Travis d'Arnaud, who flew out to center.

When the Mets threatened again in the eighth, Kimbrel entered from the bullpen. He fanned pinch-hitter Kirk Nieuwenhuis with two men aboard to end the inning, then spun a 1-2-3 ninth for his 28th save of the season.

Game Notes

The Mets haven't swept the Braves in four games since July 20-23, 1989 ... Harang threw seven no-hit innings at Citi Field back on April 18 ... Both teams were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thursday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 92


Thursday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 92

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
6. Juan Lagares (R) CF
7. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
8. Bartolo Colon (R) P
9. Eric Young Jr. (S) LF

Preview: Game 92 - Braves at Mets - Harang vs Colon, #Mets Look for the Sweep!


Preview: Game 92
Atlanta Braves (49-42) at New York Mets (42-49)

Probable Pitchers:
Aaron Harang (8-6, 3.67 ERA) vs Bartolo Colon 8-7, 4.04 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM

Preview:

The New York Mets (42-49) are 5-1 on a 10-game homestand following a 1-7 road trip that included a 4.96 ERA from the rotation while losing three games at Turner Field from June 30-July 2.

Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jacob deGrom and Dillon Gee have been solid in the first three games of this series, allowing one run over 21 innings for the Mets, who haven't swept the Braves in four games since July 20-23, 1989.

Gee returned from nearly two months on the disabled list to toss the latest gem Wednesday, allowing one run in seven innings of a 4-1 victory.

Bartolo Colon (8-7, 4.04 ERA) looks to complete the sweep and help New York win five straight at Citi Field for the first time since a nine-game run from May 22-June 8, 2010.

The right-hander, however, needs to solve his first-inning struggles. His 16 runs allowed in the opening inning are among the most in the majors this season, and he's surrendered nine over his last four starts.

Those issues cost Colon in his last two outings. He lost both while surrendering 10 runs in 13 innings with seven coming in the first. Colon gave up four runs in the opening inning Saturday before allowing one over the next six in an 8-7 loss to Texas.

Colon hasn't had any such issues while splitting two season meetings with the Braves, allowing three runs in 14 innings.

Daniel Murphy, the Mets' lone representative at Tuesday's All-Star game in Minneapolis, has five hits in this series with three going for doubles along with two RBIs. The second baseman is hitting .364 in 16 home meetings with Atlanta.

The Braves have followed a nine-game winning streak with a four-game slide in which they've gone 5 for 38 with runners in scoring position, including 0 for 7 Wednesday.

If those problems persist, Atlanta will need another strong performance from Aaron Harang (8-6, 3.67), who is trying to win a fourth straight start for the first time since April 5-20, 2011, with San Diego.

The veteran right-hander has a 3.00 ERA while winning each of his last three games. He was shaky early at home Saturday, giving up three runs -- two earned -- in the opening inning before allowing one more over the next seven to earn a 10-4 win over Arizona.

Harang, who made four starts with the Mets last year, has allowed one run and two hits with 14 strikeouts in 13 innings while splitting two starts against his former team in 2014. He was outstanding in Queens on April 18, tossing seven no-hit innings before the Braves went on to hold the Mets to one hit in a 6-0 win.

Mets as a team are hitting .314 vs Harang. Wright is batting .423, Tejada is batting .429 vs Harang...

Batter/Pitcher Matchups:

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


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

Recap:

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:

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Wednesday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 91


Wednesday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 91

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Bobby Abreu (L) LF
6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (L) CF
7. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Dillon Gee (R) P

Preview: Game 91 - Braves at Mets - Santana vs Gee


Preview: Game 91
Atlanta Braves (49-41) at New York Mets (41-49)

Probable Pitchers:
Ervin Santana (7-5, 3.93 ERA) vs Dillon Gee (3-1, 2.73 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 7:10PM

Preview:

The Braves will try to get untracked and regain first place in the NL East on Wednesday night against the New York Mets.

Atlanta (49-41) began a stretch of 20 games in 20 days by winning 11 of the first 12, capitalizing on a schedule pitting it against some of the worst teams in baseball: Houston, Philadelphia, the Mets and Arizona.

The Braves also visit the last-place Chicago Cubs this weekend before the break.

They're looking to turn things around by the time they get to Chicago after losing three in a row, including the first two of this four-game set in New York.

The slide also dropped Atlanta percentage points behind Washington atop the division.

The Braves swept a three-game set with the Mets (41-49) at home last week behind a 2.67 ERA, but the pitchers have allowed 12 runs in 18 2/3 innings of this series.

All-Star Julio Teheran made his contribution by giving up five runs in 3 1/3 innings of Tuesday's 8-3 defeat.

Now the ball goes to Ervin Santana (7-5, 3.93 ERA), who owns a 0.86 ERA while winning all three of his career starts against New York. That includes two games with Atlanta this year in which he's yielded one run over 15 innings after earning a 7-5 victory at Citi Field on April 19.

Another solid outing is just what the right-hander needs to continue his recent turnaround. He's won his last two starts while allowing four runs in 14 innings after going 1-5 with a 5.96 ERA over his previous eight games.

Santana surrendered two runs in 7 1/3 innings of a 5-2 win over Arizona on Friday.

Freddie Freeman has been doing his part at the plate with five hits in this series, including a pair Tuesday to go with two RBIs.

The first baseman, batting .392 over the last 19 games, has hit .426 with 20 RBIs over his past 17 against the Mets. He's also 18 for 38 while plating eight runs in eight road matchups.

After pounding out a season-high 18 hits Tuesday, the Mets are on the verge of their first four-game winning streak since July 7-10, 2013.

Curtis Granderson has homered on two of his three hits in this series. He's 10 for 31 (.323) with four homers and seven RBIs in seven games after going 0 for 17 over the prior four. He's hitless in six at-bats versus Santana this year.

Dillon Gee (3-1, 2.73) has returned to the rotation, though it's come at the expense of losing Jonathon Niese.

Niese was placed on the disabled list Sunday with shoulder fatigue, and manager Terry Collins insists it's not connected to previous shoulder trouble, including a partially torn rotator cuff last year.

A strained right lat landed Gee on the disabled list May 14, but he allowed two runs in 10 2/3 innings over three rehab starts. The right-hander was 3-1 with a 1.36 ERA in five starts prior to his injury.

He's 1-1 with a 1.21 ERA over his last three meetings against Atlanta after allowing two hits in seven innings while not getting a decision in a 2-1 home loss July 22.

Batter/Pitcher Matchups:

Happy Recap: Game 90 - Braves (3) at Mets (8) - deGrom Masterful, Mets Hit - Mets Win!


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W: J. deGrom (2-5) L: J. Teheran (8-6)
HR: ATL - None   NYM - C. Granderson (14)

Recap:

Rookie Jacob deGrom tied his career-high with 11 strikeouts over seven shutout innings and the New York Mets rolled to an 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

Seven players knocked in at least one run for the Mets, who scored the first five runs off All-Star Julio Teheran to open the four-game series with back- to-back wins.

DeGrom (2-5) gave up seven hits and didn't allow a walk, throwing 73 of his 108 pitches for strikes, and Curtis Granderson hit his second homer of the series.

The right-hander's last start also was against the Braves, a 3-1 loss on July 2 in which he gave up three runs in the first inning. He also faced Teheran in that one.

The Braves have lost three in a row on the heels of a nine-game winning streak and dropped into a virtual tie for first place with Washington in the NL East because the Nationals' game against Baltimore was rained out Tuesday night.

Teheran (8-6) went just 3 1/3 innings two days after he was named to his first All-Star team. The right-hander gave up five runs, 11 hits and two walks, snapping a two-start winning streak.

Granderson tied Monday night's game with a solo homer in the eighth inning and drove Teheran's second pitch Tuesday off the facade of the second deck above right field for a 1-0 Mets lead.

They tacked on three runs in the second inning, the first two on Daniel Murphy's double to the left-center field gap. Murphy then scored on David Wright's single.

Eric Young Jr. had New York's 10th hit, an RBI single in the third inning to make it 5-0 after the Braves turned a double play.

Murphy doubled and scored on Lucas Duda's double off David Hale in the sixth inning and Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a pinch-hit double off David Carpenter in the seventh to make it 7-0.

Atlanta scored after deGrom came out. Andrelton Simmons drew a one-out walk off Buddy Carlyle, went to second on Justin Upton's single and scored on Jason Heyward's base hit off Dana Eveland.

Duda doubled and scored on Juan Lagares' single in the bottom of the eighth to restore New York's seven-run lead.

As a storm approached and trash blew across the field, the Braves loaded the bases against Eveland in the ninth inning and Freddie Freeman hit a two-run single off Jeurys Familia.

Game Notes

The Mets reached 4,000 all-time wins ... Granderson hit his 14th homer of the season ... The Mets have won three in a row and are 4-1 since being swept in Atlanta last week ... The other 11-strikeout performance from deGrom came May 31 at Philadelphia.

Box Score:

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Tuesday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 90


Tuesday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 90


1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Juan Lagares (R) CF
6. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
7. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
8. Jacob deGrom (L) P
9. Eric Young Jr. (S) LF

Preview: Game 90 - Braves at Mets - Teheran vs deGrom


Preview: Game 90
Atlanta Braves (49-40) at New York Mets (40-49)

Probable Pitchers:
Julio Teheran (8-2, 2.29 ERA) vs Jacob deGrom (1-5, 3.77 ERA)
TV - WPIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10PM

Preview:
Can the Mets Beat him?

Julio Teheran looks to continue his dominance of the Mets and beat them for the second time in less than a week while preventing the Atlanta Braves from losing their third straight.

Teheran (8-5, 2.29 ERA) owns an ERA and a 0.95 WHIP that rank among the lowest in the National League, and he's tied with Aaron Harang for the team lead in wins. That's reason enough for him to get the call as one of three Braves (49-40) named to the NL roster for next Tuesday's All-Star game in Minneapolis.

Tipping his cap during introductions will be the extent of his involvement, though, since he's scheduled to start Sunday against the Chicago Cubs.

The 23-year-old right-hander has looked every bit like an All-Star lately, compiling a 1.86 ERA with 30 strikeouts in 29 innings while going 2-1 in four starts. He's won his last two while allowing two earned runs and fanning 14 batters in 14 innings.

That includes a 3-1 win over New York on Wednesday, when Teheran yielded one run and four hits in seven innings to complete a three-game series sweep in Atlanta.

He's 2-0 with a 1.44 ERA in four career starts against the Mets, including three visits to Queens.

Atlanta may need another strong outing from Teheran after following a season-high nine-game winning streak with back-to-back defeats, including Monday's 4-3, 11-inning loss in the opener of this four-game set.

The Braves are 2 for 18 with runners in scoring position over the last two games, going 1 for 11 while stranding 11 runners against the Mets (40-49).

Freddie Freeman, who will join Teheran and closer Craig Kimbrel in Minneapolis, is looking to continue hitting the ball hard. The first baseman has a .391 average with 11 RBIs and 17 runs over the past 18 games after doubling on one of his three hits Monday.

He routinely pounds Mets pitching to the tune of a .325 career average. Freeman is hitting .429 with 18 RBIs over the past 16 meetings, including 16 for 30 in the past seven at Citi Field.

The Mets will again counter Teheran with rookie Jacob deGrom (1-5, 3.77), who allowed three runs in the first inning before tossing four scoreless and leaving with eight strikeouts in his first meeting with the Braves on Wednesday.

He's done that in each of his four starts at home, compiling a 2.49 ERA. However, deGrom is 0-3 over that stretch since he's been backed by five total runs.

The 2.56 run support average he's received on the season is the lowest for any Mets starter with at least five starts.

The Mets as a team are batting .176 vs Teheran. Both Lucas Duda and David Wright have a HR vs him. Eric Young Jr. is leading the Mets in AVG vs Teheran batting .444 (4 for 9).

Pitcher/Batter Matchups:

Happy Recap: Game 89 - Braves (3) at Mets (4) - Ruben Tejada Magic in 11th Wins it...


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W: C. Torres (4-4) L: A. Varvaro (3-2)
HR: ATL - None   NYM - D. Wright (7),C. Granderson (13)

Recap:

Ruben Tejada's RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted the New York Mets to a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday in the opener of a four-game series.

Juan Lagares scored on the hit up the middle after stroking a one-out double off Anthony Varvaro (3-2), who was pitching in his second inning.

Washington also lost to Baltimore in extra innings Monday, so Atlanta was able to keep its half-game lead in the NL East despite its second straight loss on the heels of a nine-game winning streak.

The Braves were outhitting the Mets 6-2 after seven innings but still trailed 2-0 until putting together a three-run rally in the eighth to take the lead.

Curtis Granderson then homered in the bottom of the eighth to tie the score for New York.

David Wright also homered for the Mets, who have won three of their last four games since being swept in Atlanta last week.

Mets starter Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up six hits and two walks in seven shutout innings -- his longest outing of the year -- and was in line for his first win in five starts before Atlanta rallied.

Atlanta's Mike Minor allowed two hits in his seven innings but both resulted in runs as he remained winless since May 19.

The Mets successfully challenged a force play at second base in the ninth inning, arguing that Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons came off the bag as he caught a throw from third baseman Chris Johnson on Lagares' bunt.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was ejected after the call on the field was overturned but the Mets squandered the break, leaving the bases loaded.

Freddie Freeman hit a one-out double off Vic Black to spark Atlanta's rally in the eighth inning, went to third on a groundout and scored on Josh Edgin's wild pitch, which almost hit Jayson Heyward in the head.

Heyward singled and scored on Johnson's double to the center field wall off Jenrry Mejia to tie the score at 2-2. Mejia intentionally walked Tommy La Stella and Johnson scored on Christian Bethancourt's single to right.

Granderson's two-out shot to right field in the bottom of the eighth came off Luis Avilan, who had relieved Minor and was his 13th homer of the season.

After David Murphy followed with a single, New York's fourth hit of the game, Jordan Walden came in for Avilan and struck out Wright to end the inning.

Mejia stranded runners at first and second base in the top of the ninth when he got Justin Upton to fly out.

Earlier, Eric Campbell drew a leadoff walk in the second inning and scored on New York's first hit of the game, Travis d'Arnaud's double to the left-center field wall.

Wright's two-out blast to left field in the third was his first home run at Citi Field since May 28. It was his seventh homer of the season.

Game Notes

Carlos Torres (4-4) pitched the last two innings for New York to earn the win ... Freeman had three hits ... The Mets had seven hits but no one player finished with more than one. They were 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight men on base ... Atlanta went 1-for-11 with men in scoring position and left 11 on base.

Box Score:

Monday, July 07, 2014

Monday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 89


Monday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 89

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Eric Campbell (R) 1B
5. Juan Lagares (R) CF
6. Chris Young (R) LF
7. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Daisuke Matsuzaka (R) P

Preview: Game 89 - Braves at Mets - Minor vs Matsuzaka


Preview: Games 89
Atlanta Braves (49-39) at New York Mets (39-49)

Pitching Probables:
Mike Minor (2-5, 4.73 ERA) vs Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-3, 3.72 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10 PM

Preview:

The Atlanta Braves (49-39) had won nine straight before a 3-1 home loss Sunday to Arizona. B.J. Upton was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts to end a career-best hitting streak at 11 games, and the Braves had no extra-base hits after seven of their 14 went for extras in Saturday's 10-4 victory.

They also totaled 12 hits in a 5-2 series-opening win Friday.

Atlanta has also won 14 of 21 away from home, 12 of 18 at Citi Field and has fared well against Matsuzaka (3-3, 3.72 ERA).

The right-hander gave up five runs for the second straight outing Tuesday, yielding seven hits over five innings in a 5-4 loss to the Braves.

He's 1/3 with a 9.00 ERA in four career starts versus Atlanta, lasting five or fewer innings in each of the last three.

He gave up three of those runs Tuesday with two outs in the fourth inning.

Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons are each 3 for 7 against him. Freeman has also hit .407 with 18 RBIs in his last 15 matchups with the Mets, while Simmons has five straight multihit games overall.

New York (39-49) beat Texas 8-4 on Sunday for just its third win in 11 games. Anthony Recker's three-run homer keyed a five-run first for the Mets, who also scored three first-inning runs in Friday's 6-5 victory.

Ruben Tejada was 2 for 3 and added some cushion to the margin with an eighth-inning RBI.

The Mets will face Mike Minor (2-5, 4.73), who is 0-3 with a 5.21 ERA in eight outings since last winning on May 19. The left-hander, whose ERA is the worst on the team, allowed four runs and nine hits over 4 1/3 innings opposite Matsuzaka and left without a decision.

He's 4-2 with a 5.14 ERA in 10 career starts against New York.

Tejada is 8 for 21 against him while Juan Lagares is 4 for 8.

Rookie Eric Campbell is 13 for 28 during a seven-game hitting streak and went 4 for 12 with six strikeouts in last week's series.

David Wright was 0 for 4, ending his hitting streak at 11 games a day after returning from a shoulder injury. He hit .407 in six games versus Atlanta earlier this year.

The Braves' bullpen has limited opponents to just four runs over the last 15 games, spanning 34 2/3 innings.

Atlanta, which swept last week's three-game set, leads the season series 6-3.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter Recap: Game 18 - Braves (3) at Mets (4) (14 innings) - Granderson's Sac Fly the difference


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Recap:

Curtis Granderson's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 14th inning was the difference, as the New York Mets avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew a walk against Gus Schlosser (0-1) to start the decisive frame and Ruben Tejada moved him to second with a sacrifice bunt. Eric Young Jr. was then intentionally walked, and both runners advanced on a wild pitch.

Granderson lofted the second pitch he saw to left field, and Justin Upton's throw came in just behind Nieuwenhuis.

Schlosser took the loss despite holding New York hitless over 3 2/3 innings, while Jose Valverde (1-0) pitched a scoreless top of the 14th to earn his first win of the year. Prior to the game, Mets manager Terry Collins replaced Valverde at closer with Kyle Farnsworth.

David Wright had four hits for the Mets while extending his hitting streak to 11 games. Granderson went 0-for-6, and is now hitless in his last 16 at-bats.

New York manufactured a run in both the first and second inning thanks to a pair of errors by Atlanta.

Young led off the bottom of the first and reached second when Upton dropped his fly ball in left field. Young moved to third on Granderson's line out to right and scored on Wright's grounder to second.

The Mets loaded the bases with one out in the second after Lucas Duda and Anthony Recker singled and Omar Quintanilla worked a walk. Mets starter Zack Wheeler grounded to second, but Dan Uggla fumbled the ball on the exchange and all runners were safe. Braves starter David Hale avoided further damage by getting Young to pop to shortstop and Granderson to ground weakly to first.

Atlanta finally got to Wheeler in the fifth inning with three consecutive doubles with a man on first and one out. Gerald Laird walked to start the inning but was thrown out on Hale's bunt attempt. Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Freddie Freeman followed with doubles to put the Braves in front 3-2.

Hale yielded back-to-back singles to Wright and Daniel Murphy to start the home half of the sixth. He struck out Chris Young for the first out but another Uggla error -- this time on a Duda ground ball -- allowed Wright to trot home and tie the game.

Hale and Wheeler both allowed three runs on six hits over six innings. One of Hale's runs was unearned.

Six Mets relievers combined to keep Atlanta off the scoreboard over the final eight innings. Carlos Torres pitched two perfect frames and Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out five in three hitless innings before giving way to Valverde.

Game Notes

Atlanta had won seven of eight entering Sunday ... The Braves finished their six-game road trip with a 4-2 mark. They return home to host Miami on Monday ... Heyward had three hits ... Young went 0-for-6 with a strikeout. The Mets' leadoff hitter has struck out at least once in every game this season ... New York went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position, leaving 11 on base.

Box Score:
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