The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves by the score of 4-0 on Friday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and was wild but pitched well. The Mets bullpen pitched pretty well and their offense only produced three hits. Paul Maholm pitched great for the Atlanta Braves. The Braves offense only produced four hits. Harvey pitched six innings giving up two hits and two runs. He walked five and struck out three and suffered his third loss of the season. Ramon Ramirez pitched an inning giving up a walk and striking out two, Josh Edgin pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout and Jon Rauch retired the only batter that he faced. Bobby Parnell pitched an inning and struck out a batter. Maholm won his tenth game of the season. He pitched nine innings giving up three hits and no runs with five strikeouts.
Scott Hairston had a hit, Daniel Murphy had a hit and Rob Johnson had a hit. Johnson and Hairston each hit a double and the Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and they left two men on base.
Michael Bourn walked three times, Jason Heyward had a hit and two RBI and Freddie Freeman had a hit. Dan Uggla had a hit, two RBI and drew two walks and David Ross had a hit and drew a walk. Ross hit a double, Heyward and Uggla each hit a homerun. The Braves were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Maholm committed an error.
The Mets record fell to 54-59 and the Braves record improved to 65-47. The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Saturday night and then finish it off on Sunday night.
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