The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-2. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and pitched well. Neil Walker had two hits and Travis d’Arnaud and Wilmer Flores each had two RBI to lead the Mets offense.
Harvey pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with no walks and four strikeouts. He earned his first victory of the season. Jerry Blevins pitched to one batter and struck him out, Fernando Salas pitched an inning giving up three hits and no runs and he struck out two and Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Jaime Garcia pitched six innings giving up six hits and four runs with two walks. Garcia took his first loss of the season. Chaz Roe pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with one of them being earned and he struck out one and Eric O’Flaherty pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Jose Reyes had a hit, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and an RBI and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and drew a walk. Flores had a hit and two RBI, Curtis Granderson had a hit and Walker had two hits. Jay Bruce drew a walk, d’Arnaud had a hit and two RBI and Cespedes, d’Arnaud and Walker each hit a double. Flores hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
Ender Inciarte had a hit, Matt Kemp had two hits and two RBI and Nick Markakis had a hit. Adonis Garcia had a hit, Tyler Flowers had a hit and Kemp hit two homeruns. The Braves were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Swanson committed an error.
In the fifth Kemp hit a solo homerun to give the Braves a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the fifth d’Arnaud hit a two-run double to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. In the sixth Flores hit a two-run homerun to extend the lead to 4-1. Kemp hit a solo homerun in the seventh to cut the lead to 4-2. Cabrera hit an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh and Cespedes grounded into a force out and a run scored on an error to make it a 6-2 game. 6-2 would be the final score.
The Mets took two out of three from the Braves and will host the Miami Marlins in a three game series beginning on Friday night.