Atlanta 1, NY Mets 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 17, 2011 4:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 76°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Brian Runge,
Attendance - 46763

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Mets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 72-80 31-44 41-36 L1
Atlanta 87-65 47-30 40-35 W1

Recap

Tim Hudson tossed eight sensational innings and Chipper Jones delivered a two-out single in the eighth to drive in the only run as the Atlanta Braves recorded a 1-0 win over the visiting New York Mets on Saturday.

The win, coupled with St. Louis' loss in Philadelphia on Saturday night, reduced Atlanta's magic number to clinch the National League wild card to seven games. The Braves are now 4 1/2 games ahead of the Cardinals for the final playoff spot.

Hudson (15-10) allowed four hits and struck out a season-high 10 batters. Craig Kimbrell struck out the side in the ninth to earn his 45th save, tying him for the major league lead.

Jones plated Jason Heyward after lining the 2-2 pitch from R.A. Dickey up the middle. Heyward led off the inning with a walk, was sacrificed to second and took third on an infield grounder.

The Braves didn't get a runner in scoring position against Dickey (8-13) until the seventh inning. The knuckleballer took a two-hitter in the eighth inning when he got in trouble. He pitched 7 2/3 innings and allowed three hits and five walks.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   Atlanta
R.A. Dickey Player Tim Hudson
Loss W/L Win
7.2 IP 8.0
4 Strikeouts 10
3 Hits 4
1.17 ERA 0.00
Hitting
NY Mets   Atlanta
Ruben Tejada Player Chipper Jones
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 4 0 4 .133 13 13 0 2 0 0
Atlanta 3 0 4 .120 13 4 1 6 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Braves have a W/L % of .570 after a win and .576 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Mets have a W/L % of .507 after a win and .443 after a loss.
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