The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. The game took place at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia and the final score was 4-3. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and he pitched ok and the bullpen pitched well. Kelly Johnson had two hits to pace the Mets offense which only had seven hits total.
Colon pitched six innings giving up four hits and three runs with a walk and two strikeouts. Fernando Salas pitched an inning giving up a hit, Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning and Hansel Robles faced one batter and retired him. Jerry Blevins pitched to two batters and retired them and had a strikeout, Erik Goeddel took his first loss of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout and Josh Smoker pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit.
John Gant pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up four hits and three runs with one of them being earned. He walked four and struck out six. Brandon Cunniff pitched to one batter and retired him, Shae Simmons pitched an inning giving up a hit and Jose Ramirez pitched a perfect inning. Ian Krol pitched an inning giving up two hits and struck out one, Jim Johnson pitched a perfect inning and Chris Withrow won his third game of the season pitching a perfect inning.
Jose Reyes drew a walk, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and an RBI. Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Jay Bruce had an RBI and drew a walk and Wilmer Flores had a hit. Johnson had two hits, T.J. Rivera had a hit and Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and drew a walk. Flores hit a double and Cespedes hit a homerun. The Mets were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Johnson had a stolen base.
Ender Inciarte had a hit, Adonis Garcia had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Freddie Freeman had a hit. Matt Kemp had a hit and two RBI, Nick Markakis had a hit and an RBI and Dansby Swanson had two hits. A.J. Pierzynski had a hit. Inciarte hit a double and Markakis and Kemp each hit a homerun. The Braves were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Garcia and Peterson each committed an error. Markakis had an outfield assist.
In the first Granderson reached on a force attempt fielding error to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In teh first Bruce hit into a force out to make it 2-0 Mets. Kemp hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the first to cut the lead to 2-1. Markakis hit a solo homerun in the fourth to tie the game at two. In the fifth Cespedes hit a solo homerun giving the Mets a 3-2 lead. In the sixth Kemp hit a solo homerun to tie the game at three. In the tenth Garcia hit a walk off RBI single to give the Braves a 4-3 win.
The two teams will play the rubber game of the series on Sunday afternoon.