Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The New York Mets defeat the Atlanta Braves

The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 3-2.  Dillon Gee started and pitched well and the bullpen was good.  Juan Lagares and Travis d'Arnaud each had two hits. 

Gee pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs.  He walked two and struck out one and earned his fifth win of the season.  Jeurys Familia pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and Jennry Mejia pitched an inning giving up a hit and had a strikeout.  Mejia picked up his 19th save of the season. 

Alex Wood lost his 10th game of the season pitching seven innings and giving up five hits and three runs.  He walked one and struck out six.  Jordan Walden pitched a perfect inning.

Curtis Granderson drew a walk, d'Arnaud had two hits and Lagares had two hits and two RBI.  Ruben Tejada had a hit and an RBI, d'Arnaud hit a double and Lagares hit a homerun.  The Mets were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. 

Emilio Bonifacio had a hit, Freddie Freeman had a hit and Justin Upton had three hits, an RBI and drew a a walk.  Chris Johnson drew a walk, Evan Gattis had a hit and Tommy La Stella had a hit and an RBI.  Andrelton Simmons had a hit, Freeman hit a double and Upton hit a double.  the Braves were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Bonifacio had a stolen base.

In the second Tejada hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth the Braves tied the game at one on a Upton RBI double.  The Mets took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth on a Lagares two run homerun.  The Braves cut the lead to one in the seventh on a La Stella RBI single but 3-2 would be the final score.  The two teams will play game two on Wednesday night. 

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