The Mets (8-8) got just one hit and lost to the Braves (11-5), 6-0, at Citi Field tonight >> Read the full AP recap and boxscore at SNY.TV.
Need to Know: Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings, but was pulled after 121 pitches. Reliever Luis Avilan quickly gave up a single to David Wright for New York’s only hit of the night.
Jon Niese let up one run and four hits, while striking out seven, in six innings. The Mets trailed 1-0 when he left the game.
However, Gonzalez Germen and Scott Rice combined to give up four runs in the eighth inning, thanks in part to two-run home run by Freddie Freeman and a poor throw by Travis d’Arnaud, who let a ball sail in to left field that scored Dan Uggla.
The Mets had their three-game winning streak snapped.
Post-Game Reaction from Matthew Cerrone: “Freddie Freeman really is becoming the new Chipper Jones. He’s been killing the Mets. … Harang looked incredible. It’s worth noting he was pretty good for the Mets his last few starts last season. He’s been a steady pitcher his entire career, and that doesn’t seem to be changing, at least not tonight. … The silver lining tonight is Niese, who looks totally fine. He had a bizarre spring full of MRIs and trips to New York and a start on the DL, but he’s looked very strong in three starts this season. He had a nice pace tonight, he threw strikes and appears to be healthy. … The bad news is whatever keeps this team from playing well at home. It’s a mystery, but it’s got to be something. I used to think it was bad luck, but I just don’t know any more.”
What’s Next: The Mets continue their three-game series with the Braves at 7:10 pm ET at Citi Field when Ervin Santana (1-0, 0.64 ERA) takes on Bartolo Colon (1-2, 6.00 ERA).