The Braves defeated the Mets by the score of 7-6 in 10 innings today.
For a full recap and box score, click here.
The Mets once again got off to a fast start in this one, jumping on Braves starter Derek Lowe for three runs in the first inning, including a Chris Carter two run home run.
However, the Braves responded against Jon Niese in the first, thanks in part to a two run double from Melky Cabrera. Niese allowed three runs on three hits, allowed two walks, and didn’t strike anyone out in two innings.
Fernando Nieve followed Niese and struggled as well, allowing three runs in three innings, but limited the damage to the fourth inning when Chipper Jones doubled in both David Ross and Martin Prado, followed by an RBI single by Eric Hinske which scored Jones, giving the Braves a 6-3 lead.
The Mets bounced back in the top of the fifth when Chris Carter doubled in both Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy, and then Russ Adams flew out to score Carter and tied the game at six a piece.
Both bullpens were solid the rest of the way, as the Mets got four innings of one-hit ball from Bobby Parnell, Nelson Figueroa, and Eric Niesen, but Niesen ended up on the short end of this one when in the tenth inning, he allowed a leadoff walk to Brandon Hicks, and with Hicks at third and two outs, Niesen hit Freddie Freeman, and then allowed a three run home run to Jesus Sucre end the game.
However, Sucre’s home run was scored a single because he was mobbed by his teammates after reaching first base, and so only one was ruled to score on the hit.
…funny…i haven’t seen that since Robin Ventura did that to the Braves back in the 1999 NLCS…
Goes to Chris Carter for his four RBI afternoon.
The Mets host the Boston Red Sox tomorrow afternoon at Tradition Field. Game time is 1:10 pm.