The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Friday night. The game took place at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia and the final score was 5-1 Mets. Steven Matz started for the Mets and pitched ok and the bullpen was good. Yoenis Cespedes led the offense with three hits including a two run homerun.
Matz pitched five innings giving up a run on six hits. He walked two and struck out two and earned his third win of the season. Erik Goeddel pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning striking out the side and Tyler Clippard pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out two. Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.
Matt Wisler lost his seventh game of the season pitching six innings giving up seven hits and two runs with three walks and six strikeouts. Matt Marksberry pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and struck out one, Peter Moylan pitched to one batter and retired him. Andrew McKirahan pitched to two batters retiring them both, Arodys Vizcaino pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs with two of them being earned. He walked one batter and Brandon Cunniff pitched a perfect inning.
Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew two walks, Cespedes had three hits and three RBI and Daniel Murphy had two hits. Lucas Duda had a hit and drew two walks, Michael Conforto had two hits and Michael Cuddyer had a hit. Ruben Tejada had a hit, Cespedes hit a double and a homerun. The Mets were 0-9 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Duda committed an error.
Nick Markakis had two hits, Daniel Castro had two hits and an RBI and Freddie Freeman had a hit and drew a walk. Adonis Garcia had two hits, Andrelton Simmons had two hits and Michael Bourn drew a walk. Markakis hit a double and Castro hit a homerun. The Braves were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. Bourn had a stolen base and Bethancourt had a passed ball.
In the third Cespedes hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the fifth a balk scored the second run to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. In the fifth Castro hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 2-1 Mets. A passed ball in the eighth made it 3-1 and in the ninth Cespedes hit a two run homerun to push the lead to 5-1 and that would be the final score. The two teams will play game three of four on Saturday night.