Thursday, July 10, 2014

The New York Mets win third straight over the Atlanta Braves

The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-1.  Dillon Gee started and pitched well and Daniel Murphy had two hits. 

Gee pitched seven innings giving up six hits and a run.  He walked one and struck out four and won his fourth game of the season.  Vic Black pitched an inning striking out one and Jennry Mejia pitched an inning giving up two hits and striking out two.  Mejia saved his ninth game of the season. 

Ervin Santana lost his sixth game of the season pitching seven innings and giving up six hits and four runs.  He walked two men and struck out four.  Anthony Varvaro pitched a perfect inning. 

Granderson had a hit, Daniel Murphy had two hits and David Wright had a hit and drew a walk.  Lucas Duda had a hit and an RBI, Bobby Abreu drew a walk and Kirk Nieuwenhuis had an RBI.  Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and two RBI, Murphy hit a double and Wright hit a double.  d'Arnaud hit a homerun and the Mets were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left one men on base.  Murphy was picked off, Wright committed an error and Nieuwenhuis had an outfield assist. 

B.J. Upton had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Justin Upton had two hits and Jayson Heyward had a hit.  Tommy La Stella had two hits, Gerald Laird had a hit and Santana had a hit.  B.J. Upton hit a double and the Braves were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  B.J. Upton was caught stealing.

In the first Duda hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth B.J. Upton hit an RBI double to tie the game at one.  In the seventh Nieuwenhuis hit a sacrifice fly and d'Arnaud hit a two run homerun to give the Mets a 4-1 lead and that would be the final score.  The Mets have taken the first three of the four game series and will go for the sweep on Thursday night.   

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