Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The New York Mets defeat the Atlanta Braves behind Zack Wheeler

The New York Mets defeat the Atlanta Braves behind Zack Wheeler

The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. The final score was 5-3 and the game was played at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Zack Wheeler started for the Mets and pitched well. Ike Davis and Marlon Byrd each hit a homerun.

Wheeler pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with three walks and five strikeouts. He won his sixth game of the season, Carlos Torres gave up a hit and didn’t record an out, Scott Rice retired the only batter that he faced and Gonzalez Germen pitched an inning giving up a hit. LaTroy Hawkins pitched a perfect inning and had a strikeout. Hawkins earned his fifth save of the season.

Eric Young Jr. had a hit, Daniel Murphy had a hit and drew a walk and Byrd had a hit and two RBI. Davis had two hits and two RBI, Juan Lagares had a hit and Travis d’Arnaud had a hit. Omar Quintanilla drew a walk, Andrew Brown had a hit and d’Arnaud hit a double. Byrd and Davis each hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Young had two stolen bases and Murphy had a stolen base. Quintanilla committed an error.

Brandon Beachy lost his first game pitching six innings and giving up five hits and four runs with three of them earned. He walked none and struck out four. David Carpenter pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a walk and a strikeout; Scott Downs pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. Ayala pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout.

Jason Heyward drew a walk, Andrelton Simmons had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk and Freddie Freeman had two hits. Brian McCann had a hit, Chris Johnson had a hit and Jordan Schafer had a hit. Paul Janish had a hit, Beachy had a hit and Terdoslavich drew a walk. Janish and Simmons each hit a double and the Braves were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.

Davis hit an RBI single in the first to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the sixth Young stole third base and scored on a throwing error by the catcher. Byrd hit a two run homerun and it was 4-0 Mets. Simmons hit a three run double in the seventh to make it a 4-3 Mets lead. The Mets scored the final run of the game in the eighth on a Davis solo homerun. The Mets won the game by the final score of 5-3.

The Mets record improved to 58-66 and the Braves record fell to 76-49. The two teams will play the second and final game of the series on Wednesday afternoon.

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