Atlanta 9, NY Mets 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 18732

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 7-4 4-2 3-2 L1
Atlanta 6-5 4-1 2-4 W1

Recap

Braves 9, Mets 3: Rookie Tyler Pastornicky belted a two-run double to highlight a five-run second inning and Freddie Freeman also drove in a pair of runs as host Atlanta defeated New York for the first time in five meetings this season.

Freeman capped an 11-pitch at-bat with an RBI double and Pastornicky scored after advancing on first baseman Ike Davis' error during the second inning. Jason Heyward's RBI single brought about the earliest exit in the career of Johan Santana (0-2), who yielded six runs on four hits in 1 1/3 innings.

Staked to an offensive outburst, Randall Delgado (2-0) allowed three runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Kris Medlen yielded just one hit and struck out four in 2 2/3 scoreless innings to bridge the gap to Eric O'Flaherty, who retired the side in the ninth.

David Wright had a pair of hits and has reached base at least twice in his first eight games of the season.

Josh Thole and Mike Baxter had RBI singles in the fourth inning for New York. Daniel Murphy added an infield run-scoring single in the sixth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Atlanta sent 10 men to the plate during the second inning. ... The last time the Mets won their first five games versus the Braves was 1989. ... In nine career starts, Delgado has yet to yield more than three runs in any game. ... Since joining the Mets in 2008, Santana has won just three of nine career decisions versus the Braves.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   Atlanta
Johan Santana Player Randall Delgado
Loss W/L Win
1.1 IP 5.1
0 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 7
27.00 ERA 5.06
Hitting
NY Mets   Atlanta
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Player Matt Diaz
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 9 0 10 .243 17 9 3 3 0 2
Atlanta 9 1 15 .281 13 6 8 4 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Braves have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Mets have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .750 after a loss.