Jon Niese grabbed the back of his left leg after a pitch in the sixth inning and departed with what he later described as a cramp in his calf on the humid night. Before leaving, he gave up just two runs on 10 hits and two walks. He has a 2.14 ERA in the five starts since returning from the disabled list.
Matt den Dekker hit his first major league homer.
Lucas Duda had two run-scoring singles while starting at first base in place of Ike Davis.
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The game eneded at 11:15 pm. The team then needed to catch a flight to Atlanta, where they’re expected to arrive around 5 am, then leave for the ballpark around 11 am, after which they’ll start at three-game series against the Braves in Turner Field at 1:10 pm.
Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2, 8.68 ERA) starts for the Mets, while Pat Maholm (9-10, 4.37 ERA) starts for the Braves.