Atlanta 6, NY Mets 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 30, 2012 1:35 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dana DeMuth, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Kerwin Danley, Third Base - Paul Nauert,
Attendance - 50635

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 73-86 36-45 37-41 L2
Atlanta 93-66 48-33 45-33 W2

Recap

Braves 6, Mets 2: David Ross belted a three-run homer and Kris Medlen combined with three relievers on a five-hitter as playoff-bound Atlanta took the rubber match of the three-game series against visiting New York.

Chipper Jones went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored in his final regular-season home game for the Braves, who have won 12 of their last 15 contests. Jones is retiring at the end of the campaign after a 19-year career.

Medlen (10-1) allowed an unearned run and three hits in six innings as Atlanta set a major-league record by winning each of the right-hander's last 23 starts. The Yankees and Whitey Ford previously shared the record with the Giants and Carl Hubbell.

Luis Avilan tossed two scoreless frames and Cory Gearrin recorded the first two outs in the ninth before Craig Kimbrel closed it out for his 42nd save.

Ross gave Medlen all the support he needed in the second inning with his ninth blast off Jenrry Mejia (1-2). Jason Heyward added an RBI double in the fifth, and Andrelton Simmons and Michael Bourn had run-scoring hits in the sixth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bourn went 2-for-3 with an RBI, run scored and stolen base after missing six games with a sprained thumb. ... Atlanta outscored New York 9-5 in the series. ... Mejia surrendered four runs and six hits over five innings and Andres Torres delivered an RBI single for the Mets, who lost for just the third time in 10 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   Atlanta
Jenrry Mejia Player Kris Medlen
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 3
7.20 ERA 0.00
Hitting
NY Mets   Atlanta
Mike Baxter Player Michael Bourn
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
1 TB 3
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 5 0 7 .152 9 7 1 2 0 1
Atlanta 8 1 16 .258 14 7 6 4 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Braves have a W/L % of .641 after a win and .507 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Mets have a W/L % of .493 after a win and .430 after a loss.