Tuesday, May 3, 2016

New York Mets are shutout as they manage one hit in loss to the Atlanta Braves

The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 3-0.  Matt Harvey started for the Mets and he didn't pitch great.  The Mets offense managed one hit. 

Harvey pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and three runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  He lost his fourth game of the season.  Hansel Robles pitched to one batter and retired him, Antonio Bastardo pitched two innings giving up a walk and he struck out two and Logan Verrett pitched a perfect inning. 

Matt Wisler started for the Braves and pitched eight innings giving up a hit and no runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  He won his first game of the season, Arodys Vizcaino pitched an inning striking out one and earning his third save of the season.  

David Wright drew a walk, Michael Conforto drew a walk and Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit.  The Mets left three men on base. 

Nick Markakis drew a walk, Freddie Freeman had two hits and Kelly Johnson had a hit.  Jeff Francoeur drew a walk, A.J. Pierzynski had two hits and an RBI and Reid Brignac had a hit.  Erik Aybar drew a walk, Mallex Smith had two hits and an RBI and Freeman hit two doubles.  Brignack and Pierzynski each hit a double and Smith hit a homerun.  The Braves were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Johnson, Aybar and Smith each had a stolen base and Freeman committed an error. 

In the fifth Smith hit a solo homerun after an umpire review overturned the call on the field.  It was 1-0 Braves.  In the sixth Pierzynski hit an RBI double to make it 2-0 Braves and a wild pitch made it 3-0 Braves in the sixth. 

The two teams will play the rubber game on Wednesday afternoon.   

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