The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves by the score of 7-4 on Monday afternoon. The game took place at Champion Stadium in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and pitched very well, the bullpen wasn’t so great. Colin Cowgill led the offense with a couple of hits and RBI.
Gee pitched six innings giving up two hits and no runs with seven strikeouts and picked up the win. Robert Carson pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs, Jeffrey Walters pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a walk with a strikeout and Greg Burke pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout.
Ruben Tejada drew a walk, Omar Quintanilla had a hit and an RBI and Josh Rodriguez had a hit. Cowgill had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew a walk and Zach Lutz had a hit. Eric Campbell had an RBI, Andrew Brown had a hit and two RBI and Mike Baxter drew a walk. Landon Powell had a hit, Jaime Hoffman had two hits and an RBI and Jordany Valdespin drew a walk. Corey Patterson had a hit and it was a triple, Brown and Hoffman each hit a homerun. The Mets were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.
Mike Minor pitched five innings taking the loss, he gave up six hits and five runs with two walks and three strikeouts. Anthony Varvaro pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with two walks and three strikeouts, Cole McCurry pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a walk and Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Andrew Russell pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run.
Ramiro Pena drew a walk, Jason Heyward had two hits and an RBI and Justin Upton had a hit and an RBI. Freddie Freeman had a hit, William Beckwith had a hit and B.J. Upton had a hit. Jordan Schafer had a hit, Juan Francisco had a hit and an RBI and Chris Johnson had a hit. Kyle Kubitza drew a walk, Evan Gattis had an RBI and Francisco hit a double. Heyward and J Upton each hit a homerun. The Braves were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Lipka had a stolen base and Schafer was caught stealing.
Cowgill hit an RBI single and Brown hit a two run homerun to make it 3-0 Mets in the first inning. Hoffman hit a solo homerun in the second inning making it a 4-0 game, the Mets scored in the third to make it 5-0. In the seventh Quintanilla made it 6-0 and then the Braves scored two runs in the bottom of the inning. Heyward and J. Upton hit back-to-back homeruns to make it a 6-2 game. In the ninth the Mets made it 7-2 before the Braves scored two runs to make it 7-4 but that would be the final score. Francisco hit an RBI double and Gattis hit an RBI groundout.
The Mets record improved to 13-12 on the spring and the Braves record dropped to 18-14. The Mets will play home against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday afternoon. The Braves will play at Detroit on Tuesday afternoon.
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