NY Mets 7, Atlanta 5

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 18, 2011 1:35 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim McClelland, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 39862

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Mets 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 1 7 8 1
Atlanta 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 5 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 73-80 31-44 42-36 W1
Atlanta 87-66 47-31 40-35 L1

Recap


Ruben Tejada’s bloop single drove home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the visiting New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 in the rubber match of a three-game series Sunday.

The loss shrank the Braves' wild-card lead over San Francisco, a winner over Colorado, to four games.

The Mets struck twice against Atlanta reliever Jonny Venters (6-2), who walked Ronny Paulino with the bases loaded and then permitted Tejada to connect for an opposite-field hit that dropped in front of right fielder Jason Heyward.

Atlanta had grabbed a 5-4 edge in the seventh on a double by Freddie Freeman, who entered the game on a double-switch.

Tim Byrdak (2-0) gave up that hit, but earned the win when the Mets scored twice to regain the lead in the eighth. Manny Acosta earned his second save.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   Atlanta
Dillon Gee Player Brandon Beachy
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.1 IP 4.1
4 Strikeouts 8
8 Hits 5
8.31 ERA 8.31
Hitting
NY Mets   Atlanta
Lucas Duda Player Jason Heyward
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 8 1 12 .242 11 10 7 8 1 1
Atlanta 12 1 17 .324 28 6 5 9 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Braves have a W/L % of .563 after a win and .576 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Mets have a W/L % of .507 after a win and .450 after a loss.
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