Friday, April 11, 2014

The New York Mets take the rubber game in Atlanta

The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.  The game took place at Turner
Field in Atlanta, Georgia and the final score was 6-4 Mets.  Jenrry Mejia started for the Mets and
pitched ok, the bullpen was good.  Eric Young Jr. and Daniel Murphy led the offense. 

Mejia pitched five innings giving up six hits and four runs, he walked four and struck out seven. 
Carlos Torres picked up his second win of the season pitching two innings and giving up a hit with
three strikeouts.  Kyle Farnsworth pitched a perfect inning and Jose Valverde picked up his second
save pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

David Hale started for the Braves and pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up five hits and four runs with
three of them being earned.  He walked five and struck out two, Anthony Varvaro pitched 1 2/3
innings giving up no hits and no runs and he struck out three.  Luis Avilan pitched 2/3 of an inning
giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout.  He also picked up the loss his first on the
season.  Gus Schlosser pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and a run and Ian Thomas pitched a
perfect inning with three strikeouts. Young Jr. had three hits, Murphy had three hits, three RBI and
drew a walk and David Wright had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Curtis Granderson drew two
walks, Ike Davis had an RBI and drew two walks

and Juan Lagares had a hit and an RBI.  Lucas Duda had a hit, Murphy hit a double and Young Jr. hit
a triple.  The Mets were 4-15 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. 
Young Jr. had three stolen bases, Granderson and Murphy each had one. 

Jason Heyward drew two walks, B.J. Upton had a hit and Freddie Freeman had two hits and an RBI. 
Justin Upton had three hits and three RBI, Dan Uggla drew a walk and Ryan Doumit drew a walk. 

Ramiro Pena  had a hit, B.J. Upton hit a triple and Justin Upton hit a homerun.  The Braves were 2-10

with runners in  scoring position and left six men on base.  Heyward had a stolen base and Doumit committed an error. 

In the first Murphy had an RBI groundout to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the second Justin Upton hit
a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  In the third Wright hit an RBI single and Davis hit an RBI

groundout giving the Mets a 3-1 lead.  In the third Freeman hit an RBI single and Justin Upton hit a
two run homerun to give the Braves a 4-3 lead.  In the fifth Murphy hit an RBI single to tie the game
at four.
In the seventh Lagares hit an RBI single and in the eighth Murphy hit an RBI double to give the Mets

a 6-4 lead and that would be the final score.  The Mets took two out of three in the series and will

head to Anaheim to take on the Angels in a three game weekend series. 



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