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 6-3. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and pitched ok and the bullpen was pretty good. Curtis Granderson led the offense with three hits and five RBI.
Harvey earned his first win of the season pitching five innings and giving up seven hits and two runs. He walked one and struck out five. Antonio Bastardo pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with three strikeouts, Jim Henderson gave up a hit without recording an out and Jerry Blevins pitched to one batter and struck him out. Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one and earned his fourth save of the season.
Bud Norris took his third loss of the season pitching four innings and giving up five hits and five runs with four of them being earned. He walked two and struck out four. Casey Kelly pitched three innings giving up three hits and a run, Jason Grilli pitched an inning giving up a hit and Eric O'Flaherty pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk.
Granderson had three hits and five RBI, David Wright had a hit and drew a walk and Michael Conforto had a hit. Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and an RBI, Lucas Duda had a hit and Neil Walker had a hit. Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and drew a walk, Travis d'Arnaud drew a walk and Juan Lagares had a hit. Wright and Cespedes each hit a double and Granderson hit two homeruns. The Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Cabrera committed an error and Cespedes had an outfield assist.
Nick Markakis drew a walk, Daniel Castro had a hit and drew a walk and Freddie Freeman had a hit. Adonis Garcia had three hits and an RBI, A.J. Pierzynski had three hits and Kelly Johnson had a hit and an RBI. Mallex Smith had a hit and an RBI, Smith hit a double and the Braves were 4-9 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. Norris committed an error.
In the second Granderson hit a grand slam to give the Mets a 4-0 lead. In the second Johnson hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 4-1. Smith hit an RBI double and the lead was down to 4-2 still in the second. In the fourth Granderson hit a solo homerun giving the Mets a 5-2 lead. In the seventh Cespedes hit an RBI double and it was 6-2 Mets. In the seventh Garcia hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 6-3 and that would be the final score.
The Mets will go for their second victory in a row on Saturday night.