The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves by the score of 7-5 on Saturday evening. The game originally started on Friday night but was suspended in the eighth inning and had to be finished on Saturday evening. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Jeremy Hefner started and wasn’t bad, the bullpen wasn’t very good and Daniel Murphy and David Wright led the offense.
Hefner pitched six innings giving up three hits and two runs with two walks and seven strikeouts. LaTroy Hawkins pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout, Scott Rice pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts and Sean Burke pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. Bobby Parnell pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk and Brandon Lyon lost his second game of the season pitching an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout.
Murphy had three hits and an RBI, Rick Ankiel drew a walk and Wright had two hits. Lucas Duda had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Marlon Byrd had a hit and an RBI and John Buck had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Ike Davis had a hit, Ruben Tejada had a hit and Murphy hit a double and Buck hit a homerun. The Mets were 3-16 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. Wright had a stolen base.
Kris Medlen pitched six innings giving up seven hits and three runs with a walk and nine strikeouts. Luis Avilan pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk, Cory Gearrin pitched to one batter and struck him out and Anthony Varvaro picked up his second win of the season pitching two innings giving up two hits and two runs with one being earned. He walked a batter and struck out four men on base and Craig Kimbrel pitched an inning giving up a hit and picked up his 15th save of the season.
Jason Heyward drew two walks, Justin Upton drew two walks and Freddie Freeman had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk. Brian McCann had three hits, Dan Uggla had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Gattis had a hit and two RBI. B.J. Upton had an RBI, Ramiro Pena had two hits and Pena and McCann each hit a double. Freeman and Uggla each hit a homerun and the Braves were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Simmons and B.J. Upton each committed an error.
In the first Freeman hit a two run homerun to give the Braves a 2-0 lead. Duda hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 2-1 in the first. In the fourth Buck hit a solo homerun to tie the game at two. Byrd hit an RBI single in the fifth to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. Uggla hit a solo homerun in the seventh to tie the game at three. Gattis hit a two run single in the eighth to give the Braves a 5-3 lead. Murphy hit an RBI single and a wild pitch scored another run in the eighth to tie the game at five. In the tenth Uggla hit an RBI single and Upton had a sacrifice bunt that scored a run to make it 7-5 which was the final score.
The Mets record fell to 17-28 and the Braves record improved to 29-18. The two teams will played their second game on Saturday night and will play the final of three games on Sunday night.