Atlanta 8, NY Mets 7

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, July 14, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 89°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - CB Bucknor, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Dale Scott,
Attendance - 32565

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Mets 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 7 13 0
Atlanta 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 3 8 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 46-42 26-20 20-22 L3
Atlanta 48-39 22-22 26-17 W6

Recap


Braves 8, Mets 7:
Jason Heyward singled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth as host Atlanta won its sixth game in a row.

Heyward’s single capped a rally from two runs down in the eighth, as the Braves won a back-and-forth contest at Turner Field.

Anthony Varvaro (1-0) got the win with a scoreless inning of relief. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 27th save.

Down 7-5 entering the eighth, the Braves got three consecutive run-scoring singles with two outs. Michael Bourn singled home Brian McCann. Martin Prado tied the game with a single to score Dan Uggla. Heyward then lined a single to left off Bobby Parnell (2-2) to bring home Bourn, giving the Braves an 8-7 advantage.

The Mets struck for three runs in the top of the sixth to take a 6-5 lead. Pinch-hitter Justin Turner singled home Josh Thole to bring New York within 5-4. Ruben Tejada tied the game with a run-scoring single, and Jordany Valdespin’s single scored Turner to put the Mets ahead 6-5.

Atlanta surged to a 3-1 lead in the second. Eric Hinske doubled home Freddie Freeman and McCann to put the Braves ahead 2-1. Bourn singled home Uggla to push the lead to 3-1, but Hinske was thrown out at home.

New York's Ike Davis hit a two-run homer, his 13th homer of the season. Freeman had a two-run double for Atlanta.

GAME NOTEBOOK: New York manager Terry Collins was ejected in the fifth inning for arguing a call. … Atlanta traded for Cincinnati SS Paul Janish on Saturday, dealing RHP Todd Redmond. With SS Andrelton Simmons and SS Jack Wilson out with pinkie finger injuries, the Braves needed depth at shortstop. … Freeman finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   Atlanta
R.A. Dickey Player Tommy Hanson
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.1
4 Strikeouts 5
8 Hits 9
9.00 ERA 10.12
Hitting
NY Mets   Atlanta
Andres Torres Player Freddie Freeman
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
4 TB 4
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 13 1 19 .342 15 14 7 2 0 0
Atlanta 12 0 14 .343 18 9 8 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Braves have a W/L % of .617 after a win and .475 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Mets have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .524 after a loss.