Friday, July 26, 2013

The New York Mets are beat 8-2 by the Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets on Wednesday night. The final score was 8-2 and the game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Jeremy Hefner started and did not pitch well, the bullpen wasn’t bad. Daniel Murphy and Marlon Byrd each had two hits.

Hefner took his eighth loss of the season pitching 4 1/3 innings and giving up six hits and six runs with five of them being earned. He walked one and struck out three. Gonzalez Germen pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up a walk and striking out three, Josh Edgin pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Scott Atchison pitched an inning giving up two hits and two unearned runs with a walk.

Daniel Murphy had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Marlon Byrd had two hits and Ike Davis drew a walk. Anthony Recker had a hit and drew a walk, Omar Quintanilla had a hit and Murphy hit two doubles. The Mets were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Murphy committed two fielding errors, Recker had a passed ball and Juan Lagares had an outfield assist.

Tim Hudson won his eighth game of the season; he also broke his ankle in a horrific collision at first base. Hudson pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs. He walked three and struck out nine. Luis Avilan gave up a hit without recording an out, Walden struck out the only batter that he faced and Ayala pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one.

Andrelton Simmons had two hits and two RBI, Jason Heyward drew two walks and Justin Upton had a hit and an RBI. Evan Gattis had two hits and an RBI, Dan Uggla had two hits and three RBI and Cody Johnson had a hit. Hudson drew a walk; Gattis, Uggla and Simmons each hit a homerun. The Braves were 2-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.

Gattis hit a solo homerun in the second to give the Braves a 1-0 lead. In the fifth Uggla hit a three run homerun and Simmons hit a two run homerun to give the Braves a 6-0 lead. In the eighth Murphy hit a two run double to make it a 6-2 game. In the ninth the Braves scored on a passed ball and Upton hit an RBI single to make it 8-2.

The Braves record improved to 57-44 and the Mets record dropped to 44-53. The two teams will complete their four game series on Thursday afternoon.

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