Game Recap: Braves 7 – Mets 5

Despite loading the bases and getting the winning run to the plate in the ninth inning, the Mets fell to the Braves by a score of 7-5 on Saturday night.



Need to Know: Travis d’Arnaud came to the plate with the bases loaded and two out, but grounded out to Andrelton Simmons to end the game. The Mets were able to score two against Craig Kimbrel before he got pulled from the game. David Wright and Chris Young drove in a run each in the inning.

Jose Valverde came on in the top ninth inning with the score 4-3 in favor of the Braves and surrendered a three-run home run to Justin Upton, which ended up dooming the Mets.

Bartolo Colon started for the Mets, and allowed three earned runs over seven innings. He hurt his own cause with a two-run throwing error in the third inning. He struck out six and walked one.

Chris Young picked up his first hit as a Met, a double in the fourth inning. He added an RBI single in each of the eighth and ninth innings, respectively.

Curtis Granderson’s struggled continued, as he went 0-5 with a strikeout.


What’s Next: The Mets look to stave off the sweep on Sunday, a 1 p.m. game.




253 comments
Christopher Szczerba Sr.
Christopher Szczerba Sr.

Mets blog and SNY.tv.

I just want to thank you for not posting any of my posts.

So I will try again. 

Yes, Terry the-greatest-mind-in-baseball Collins is the GREATEST, and the best manager of the only baseball team I have ever followed.

Which One's Pink
Which One's Pink

Dar NO is coming around.  Had some good at bats this week.  A few singles, a few foul balls that were hit kind of hard, and lined out a few times.   

Give the guy 2,500 at bats before passing judgment.  C'mon, be patient.

MMIAA
MMIAA

Despite loading the bases and getting the winning run to the plate in the ninth inning,


It never ends with Metsblog.

thwacker
thwacker

I don't care about pedigree.  Accept reality.  TDA is small, injury-prone, only fair at throwing out base stealers, IMO does not frame the pitches well, who knows how good a pitch caller he is and has been traded away twice.  Recker has been hitting, pretty good behind the plate and doesn't think he is entitled to the job.  We need to start anyone who produces.

r_in_ct
r_in_ct

I was in the bar and didn't hear if it was explained or not, but what the heck was David Wright looking at with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th and contact made by the hitter? In the replay, he was looking to the outfield ... for what?!! Any little leaguer knows when it's 2 out and the ball is hit, you run and don't look back!


I'm not sure if the rest of the bad baseball has just caused Wright to lose his focus or what, but I thought it was symptomatic of the mess this team has become. Bad fundamentals all around.

mrroper
mrroper

I preferred duda over ike at this point because a decision needed to be made and finalized, and we have already seen ike fail at first.... But is there any doubt that now that Ike is gone, Duda will definitely suffer a major injury to sideline him for two months or more effectively ending any meaningful contibution. We will spend the rest of the season looking at satin's eyebrows sticking out from under his helmet.

Olerud42
Olerud42

To Duda Haters:  The dude is hitting 127 wRC+. League average is 96.

Ruben Tejada's is 30. 


Duda is not the problem so far. 

Brandon Hillman
Brandon Hillman

I know wright is the teams best hitter. But just to give it a try I would like to see Duda hit three in front of wright. I don't mind the two lefties back to back in Murphy Duda because you got to hit against that starter more times then a lefty reliever. Second Duda seems to get pitched around a lot in the 6th hole and tens to walk a lot. With wright in front of him he might see more fast balls to hit and if he continues to get the free pass it just puts a runner on for wright. Granderson clearly needs to be dropped to 6th.

bdollrsgn
bdollrsgn

Ike at first and the ninth inning ends in a 5-5 tie. #defensewinsgames.

Leif Granlind
Leif Granlind

Lot of encouraging signs from Granderson tonight.

whyus
whyus

This team sucks so badly. I will NEVER use my hard earned money to go to Citi FIeld as long as the Wilpons call themselves owners of this franchise. Jesus Christ this team is a disgrace to the city of New York.

David Vargas
David Vargas

This team will finish the year over .500 just came up short today

Granderson is so bad.  This is Jason Bay revisited, but worse.  

iamwilpon
iamwilpon

For all the "loyal" Mets "fans" that attended the game tonight: you do realize YOU'RE the problem, right? Keep giving them your money - the Wilpons love you!

Olerud42
Olerud42

Dropping Grandy in the order at this point will just hurt his confidence more. Let him play through it. If he's still struggling in June, revisit.

ponzies86
ponzies86

Ike goes 3-2 with 2 runs and Duda goes 1-4 LOL it has begun watch all the Duda lovers eat crow after this season is over SMFH only a MORON would pick Duda over Ike

ken1010
ken1010

Would Collins have left his closer in to finish the game?  Absolutely yes.  Did the Braves?  No.  Even Kimbrall gets pulled when he doesn't have it.  When a pitcher doesn't have it, you have to move on to one who does.  Good bullpen management would have won this game for the Mets.

Bud Britton
Bud Britton

He would have had the game winning hit accept for Atlanta's all world ss made the impossible look simple again. Maybe watching our collective SS's since Reyes has dulled your senses? The kid is starting to come around, have an ounce of patience...

Bob Higgins
Bob Higgins

@r_in_ct It happens when you play on a team that only knows how to lose. This team is a joke !  

Chris Lyons
Chris Lyons

@Nick P Saporito  no heart? they fought back in the 8th and 9th and were one hit away from tying the game against the best closer in baseball


Bud Britton
Bud Britton

Duda belly flops for a ball again today and misses plus doesn't find a way to cut off a Granderson throw for the second time this year with Wheeler pitching, BECAUSE HE CANT FIELD A POSITION !!!

Dio Xtozcanox
Dio Xtozcanox

@Leif Granlind  lol agreed.  He is looking like a phenom,  great move so far.  So glad he is still our cleanup guy.

lindro88
lindro88

Did you come up with that yourself? I haven't seen anyone make a comment like that yet. Very good observation

chefmike87
chefmike87

@iamwilpon  man i am sick and tired of fools like you, telling me i'm a problem because i want to enjoy a baseball game with my friends and family. there are some of us that hold the mets and the game of baseball in higher regard than just on the basis some very bad decisions made the owners. ...... O by the way, by visiting this site and making comments on it ( which is supported by SNY) your giving money to the wilpons.... so i guess you're part of the problem your ranting about. I bet if the mets make a playoff push in the near future you'll be there calling yourself a loyal fan, i hope you then look back on this comment. 

Raymond Ayling
Raymond Ayling

Granderson might be done I think that's why Yankees didn't offer him contract

Olerud42
Olerud42

@ponzies86  Duda also walked, which gives an OBP of 400 on the  day. That's a solid day at the plate. 

@ponzies86  There;s a chance Ike turns it around, but the Mets were as patient as they could be.  All signs were showing another .190 season with a mid-year visit to Vegas.  Let Ike re-discover it in Pittsburgh.  I wish him well.  It wasn't going to happen for him in NY.

lindro88
lindro88

Ike went 3-2? You get dumber every day

lindro88
lindro88

Kimbrall also has a sore shoulder. I bet he winds up on the DL.

ponzies86
ponzies86

@ken1010  TC is an IDIOT Valverde is not a CLOSER anymore, he should be trying out different options or calling up someone from AAA to fill in the closer spot 

Dio Xtozcanox
Dio Xtozcanox

@lindro88  The feeling is revisited every single time Granderson comes to the plate and fails.  No need to be a &&** about it.  We are running out a cleanup hitter that cant even touch the ball.  When he does it is barely even contact right now.  Somebody being upset about Grandy or Valverde or Tejada sounds pretty valid and understandable to me despite how many times it comes up.

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

@chefmike87 No, you are the problem. I'm not giving any money to sign on this site.

eric88
eric88

You nuts,,!! Chef Mike

Dio Xtozcanox
Dio Xtozcanox

@chefmike87 @iamwilpon  Agreed.  Always love the team but mistakes need to be corrected,  hopefully soon.  This should be a meritocracy and when we keep throwing people out there like Tejada/Valverde/Grandy as a cleanup hitter it isnt going to get better for those of us who keep supporting the team.  

lindro88
lindro88

You should check in with iamwilpon, so you can find out when it's ok to go to a game. Apparently if Thor is pitching, it's ok to give the Wilpons $.

Raymond Ayling
Raymond Ayling

Ike did a thing haven't seen him do in a while go the other way twice....,

Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson

 @ponzies86  to be fair the mets didnt give ike too much of a chance this season. and when they did he played ok and deserved more time which he never got.

brownbear7
brownbear7

He hit 98 on the gun and had great command of his fastball, I say his shoulder is fine

chefmike87
chefmike87

@cleonsvan @chefmike87  no you don't give any money to use this site, BUT with using this site, the amount of views and comments calculates into ad revenue  for this site (and its parent SNY). the more people using / viewing the site the more money they can charge for ads... WHICH means the monre money the wilpons get. ... its the same with watching/ listening the games on sny or pix 11 / 710 or gameday audio... the wilpons get there cut for the aired games .... so sit there and say you won't give money to them.... tell me i'm a bad fan for wanting to sit in the stands and watch the game and you sit in your house.... however you want to slice it you ARE giving money to the wilpons 

chefmike87
chefmike87

 @chefmike87 @iamwilpon  i very much agree, there are many problems with the team, and its ownership. I wish there were many things done differently with the team. That said, i'll still root for the team, and have a great time taking my family to the game, and hope better times are down the road, and i don't consider that or anyone going to a game to be part of a problem getting there. 

Olerud42
Olerud42

@Joey Ferguson @ponzies86  They have given him four other years though. The injuries are not his fault, but he's had two shitti full seasons. 

Raymond Ayling
Raymond Ayling

I think they both suck. Stop gaps till Dominick smith is ready

Olerud42
Olerud42

@lindro88  Good point. Disliking Ike is not equivalent to loving Duda. Both are pretty bad ballplayers.

lindro88
lindro88

Since when are people who are fine with Ike being traded "Duda lovers". Oh and he just missed hitting a 3 run homer. Ball looked long gone off the bat. Duda wasn't the problem tonight. Pittsburgh's closer gave up a game losing two run homer to Braun. Maybe Ike brought good luck to his new team