The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves on Friday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-0 Braves. Jon Niese started for the Mets and pitched well, Gonzalez Germen out of the pen not so well. The Mets offense only managed one hit from David Wright.
Niese pitched six innings giving up four hits and a run with three walks and seven strikeouts. Niese lost his second game of the season. Carlos Torres pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one, Germen pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up four hits and four runs with a walk and Scott Rice pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit. Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run.
Aaron Harang pitched seven innings giving up no hits and no runs to earn his third win of the season. He walked six and struck out five. Luis Avilan pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two and Jordan Walden pitched an inning striking out one.
Eric Young Jr. drew a walk, Wright had a hit and drew a walk and Lucas Duda drew a walk. Travis d'Arnaud drew a walk, Ruben Tejada drew a walk and Niese drew a walk. The Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.
Andrelton Simmons had a hit, B.J. Upton had two hits and drew a walk and Freddie Freeman had two hits and two RBI. Justin Upton had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks, Evan Gattis drew a walk and Dan Uggla had two hits. Chris Johnson had three hits and an RBI, Jordan Schafer had a hit and an RBI and Johnson hit two doubles. Uggla, Schafer and Freeman each hit a double, Freeman hit a homerun and the Braves were 1-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.
In the second Johnson hit an RBI double giving the Braves a 1-0 lead. In the eighth Freeman hit a two run homerun, Uggla hit an RBI double and Schafer hit an RBI double giving the Braves a 5-0 lead. The Braves would complete the scoring with a Justin Upton sacrifice fly in the ninth inning. The final score was 6-0 Braves. It was the first of three games and the two teams will play again on Saturday afternoon.