Zack Wheeler started for the Mets and was outstanding, despite being charged with three runs in the seventh inning, all of which scored on a double by Anderlton Simmons off Carlos Torres.
Wheeler is 3-0 against the Braves.
LaTroy Hawkins recorded his fifth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.
Marlon Byrd hit a two-run home run, setting a new career high with 21 for the year.
Ike Davis hit a long home run in the eighth inning, landing in the Pepsi Porch. It was his first at Citi Field since April 25.
Travis d’Arnaud got his first big league hit with a two-out double in the eighth inning, breaking an 0-for-10 start to his career.
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Michael Baron, Contributor
Wheeler was great yet again. He threw a ton of fastballs, but threw quality strikes with it and consistently got ahead of the Braves all night. He fell victim to Torres, who couldn’t put out the fire in the seventh inning, but Wheeler should feel good about tonight and all of the progress he has made this season.
Ike hit an absolute moon shot in the eighth inning, and that homer was reminiscent of the power he displayed in the second half of 2012. If Ike wants to be a factor for the 2014 roster, he needs to show he can hit for power consistently. Hopefully, tonight was a start for him in that department…
Young has struggled offensively lately, but speed and defense don’t fall into slumps, and both of those elements contributed towards the victory tonight. He made an outstanding diving catch, reached base on a bunt and scored from second base on a throwing error by Brian McCann on a double steal by him and Daniel Murphy. His speed alone has made the team better since he came on board, and if anything, it proves the Mets need to also focus on acquiring speed and quality defense in their outfield this winter.
Marlon Byrd continued to make his case for being Comeback Player of the Year.
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra
The Mets look for the series sweep of the Braves tomorrow afternoon at CIti Field, with Jon Niese facing Alex Wood at 1:10 PM.