Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Mets lose to the Braves 3-2

The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves by the score of 3-2 this afternoon. Jon Niese started and pitched well and Daniel Murphy had a couple of hits and RBI. Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco also pitched well for the Mets. 
Niese pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up six hits and he struck out three batters. Rauch faced two batters and retired them both, Francisco pitched a perfect inning and Chuck James pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs. Ramon Ramirez pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and one run with a strikeout. He got charged with a blown save and the loss. Daniel Herrera pitched one inning giving up a hit.

Murphy had two hits and two RBI. Josh Satin had a hit, Jason Bay and Adam Loewen each drew a walk. Justin Turner drew a walk, Mike Baxter had a hit and Jordany Valdespin had a hit. Ronny Cedeno had a hit and an RBI. The Mets were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and they left seven men on base.

Baxter had a stolen base. Niese had an error. The Mets will take on the Houston Astros in Kissimee, Florida tomorrow afternoon.

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