Sunday, May 5, 2013

The New York Mets split a brief two game set with the Atlanta Braves

The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves by the score of 9-4 on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia. Jon Niese started for the Mets and did not pitch well at all. The Mets bullpen was ok and their offense was led by David Wright. 
Niese pitched four innings giving up seven hits and seven runs with six walks and three strikeouts. Niese took his third loss of the season. Jeurys Familia pitched two innings giving up three hits and a run with two strikeouts, Brandon Lyon pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and Robert Carson didn’t record an out and gave up a hit and a run with a walk. Scott Atchison pitched a perfect inning.

Daniel Murphy drew a walk, Wright had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Lucas Duda had a hit and an RBI. Ike Davis had a hit, Justin Turner had an RBI and drew a walk and Marlon Byrd had a hit. Mike Baxter had a hit which was a double, Wright hit a homerun and the Mets were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.

Tim Hudson won his fourth game of the season pitching 7 1/3 innings giving up five hits and three runs with a walk and seven strikeouts. Luis Avilan pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk, Eric O’Flaherty pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a walk and striking out one and Anthony Varvaro pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Andrelton Simmons had two hits, Reed Johnson drew a walk and Justin Upton had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks. Freddie Freeman had three hits and three RBI, Evan Gattis had two hits and an RBI and Dan Uggla had a hit and drew two walks. B.J. Upton had a hit and drew a walk, Reed Johnson had two hits and three RbI and Hudson drew a walk. Simmons hit two doubles, Freeman and Gattis each hit a double. Uggla hit a triple and Freeman hit a homerun. The Braves were 4-13 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.

The Braves took a 5-0 lead in the third. Upton hit an RBI single, Freeman hit a two run double, a wild pitch scored another run and Johnson hit an RBI single. Wright hit a two run homerun in the fourth to make it a 5-2 Braves lead. Johnson hit a two run single in the fifth to make it a 7-2 Braves lead. In the sixth Freeman hit a solo homerun to extend the Braves lead to 8-2. Duda hit an RBI single and Turner had an RBI walk in the eighth inning to make it 8-4. Gattis hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth to complete the scoring at 9-4.

The Braves record improved to 18-12 and the Mets record dropped to 12-16. The Mets will be off on Monday and host the Chicago White Sox for three beginning on Tuesday night.

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