Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Mets defeat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 in the nightcap

The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves by the score of 6-1 on Tuesday night. The game took place at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia. Zack Wheeler started and was good, his command wasn’t great. Marlon Byrd led the offense with three hits and three players had two hits.

Wheeler pitched six innings giving up four hits and no runs. He walked five and struck out seven and earned his first win of the season and career. Brandon Lyon pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk, David Aardsma pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and Josh Edgin pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and striking out one.

Colin Cowgill had two hits, Daniel Murphy had a hit and David Wright had two hits. Byrd had three hits, Josh Satin had a hit and drew two walks and Recker had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk. Juan Lagares had a hit and an RBI; Omar Quintanilla had two hits and two RBI. Jordany Valdespin drew a walk, Wright and Byrd each hit a double and Recker hit a homerun. The Mets were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. Murphy and Byrd each had a stolen base. Recker committed an error.

Paul Maholm pitched seven innings giving up nine hits and two runs with seven strikeouts. Maholm lost his sixth game of the season, Anthony Varvaro pitched an inning giving up four hits and four runs with two walks and Cory Gearrin pitched an inning giving up a hit and two walks and he struck out two batters.

Recker hit a two run homerun in the seventh to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. Justin Upton hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead in half. Byrd scored a run in the eighth on a throwing error, Lagares hit an RBI single and Quintanilla hit a two run single to make it a 6-1 game.

The two teams will play their fifth and final game of the series on Wednesday night. The Mets record improved to 27-40 and the Braves record dropped to 42-30. 

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