In the eighth inning, in a tie game, David Wright chose to try and run down Braves infielder Jace Peterson going from second base to third instead of throwing to first base to get Andrelton Simmons.
Peterson was safe, after which Phil Gosselin delivered a two-run single to give Atlanta a 5-3 lead.
“You have a split second to make a decision. I made a decision, and it turned out to be the incorrect one,” Wright said after the game. “You go field the ball and want to get that runner out of scoring position and thought I could make the tag on him. He made a nice move to the outside and I couldn’t catch up with him.”
Earlier in the game, Wilmer Flores had a pair of throwing errors that led to two unearned runs charged to Jon Niese.
“I’m not going to make excuses,” Flores said. “I just made a bad throw. That’s it.”
Flores has made three errors in the last two games.
“As I’ve said before, we’ve got to understand, this guy has not played a lot of shortstop in the last few years,” manager Terry Collins said after the game. “We’ve got to keep running him out there and see how he’s going to do.”
That said, Collins said Ruben Tejada will likely start at shortstop in one of the team’s next two games against the Braves in Atlanta.
Tejada has yet to appear in a game this season.