The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Friday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-3. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and pitched pretty well. John Mayberry Jr. had a couple of hits and RBI to lead the offense.
Colon pitched six innings giving up six hits and two runs with two walks and three strikeouts and won his ninth game of the season. Alex Torres pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks, Carlos Torres pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and walking two and he saved his 18th game of the season.
Alex Wood lost his fourth game of the season pitching 6 1/3 innings giving up six hits and five runs with four of them being earned. He walked four and struck out six. David Aardsma pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Nick Masset pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Juan Lagares had a hit, Michael Cuddyer had a hit and an RBI and Wilmer Flores had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Mayberry Jr. had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Dilson Herrera had a hit and drew a walk and Eric Campbell had an RBI. Anthony Recker drew a walk, Darrell Ceciliani had a hit and Herrera and Cuddyer each hit a double. Flores and Mayberry each hit a homerun and the Mets were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Ceciliani had a stolen base.
Jace Peterson had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Cameron Maybin had a hit and drew a walk and Freddie Freeman had a hit and drew three walks. Juan Uribe had a hit, A.J. Pierzynski had two hits and Jonny Gomes had a hit. Andrelton Simmons had a hit and drew a walk, Wood had an RBI and Peterson and Uribe each hit a double. The Braves were 2-12 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. Wood committed an error.
In the second Flores hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Mayberry Jr. hit a two run homerun to increase the lead to 3-0. The Braves got on the board in the fifth on a Wood force out ground out. Peterson then hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 3-2. In the sixth Campbell hit an RBI groundout to make it a 4-2 game. In the seventh Markakis hit into a double play but a run scored to cut the lead to 4-3. In the seventh Cuddyer hit an RBI double to push the lead to 5-3 and that would be the final score. The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon.