Atlanta 9, NY Mets 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, August 11, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Citi Field
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Larry Vanover, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Brian O'Nora,
Attendance - 30388

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 66-47 32-26 34-21 W3
NY Mets 54-60 27-30 27-30 L2

Recap


Braves 9, Mets 3:
Freddie Freeman blasted a three-run homer during a seven-run second inning and had five RBIs as visiting Atlanta cruised to its 14th victory in its past 17 games.

The Braves have won the first two games of the weekend series and are 24-8 since July 4. Freeman also had a two-run double in the first inning as Atlanta pounded New York starter Johan Santana in his first outing since returning from the disabled list.

Freeman’s double to right in the first scored Michael Bourn and Reed Johnson as the Braves jumped to a 3-0 lead. In the second, the Braves scored four runs off Santana (6-8) on RBI singles by starter Kris Medlen, Bourn, Jason Heyward and Chipper Jones.

Reliever Jeremy Hefner took over and allowed Freeman’s 14th homer of the season, a three-run shot to center that scored Heyward and Jones to put Atlanta ahead 9-0.

Santana lasted 1 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits and eight runs with one walk and two strikeouts.

Staked to the big lead, Medlen (3-1) cruised. The right-hander surrendered five hits and one run in 6 1/3 innings, walking one and striking out seven as Atlanta maintained its 4 1/2-game lead in the National League wild card standings.

Bourn finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Atlanta sent 10 hitters to the plate in the second inning. … Atlanta RHP Tommy Hanson, on the disabled list with a back injury, will pitch for Triple-A Gwinnett in a rehab assignment Monday. … The Mets sent LHP Garrett Olson to the minors to clear a roster spot for Santana.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   NY Mets
Kris Medlen Player Johan Santana
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 1.1
7 Strikeouts 2
5 Hits 8
1.42 ERA 54.00
Hitting
Atlanta   NY Mets
Michael Bourn Player Ruben Tejada
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 13 1 18 .333 14 8 9 2 0 0
NY Mets 8 0 11 .242 11 11 3 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Mets will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Mets have a W/L % of .481 after a win and .467 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Braves have a W/L % of .646 after a win and .500 after a loss.