It was just like the Braves of old. The Mets led most of the game with a score of 3-1, before perennial Mets-killer Chipper Jones smacked a solo-shot off Jonathon Niese. Even Niese had a chuckle. While Niese quickly recorded two outs, Jason Isringhausen was brought in to get the third, but it didn’t quite work that well. Izzy walked Dan Uggla, who then advanced to second on a wild pitch, paving the way for an unusual error by Jose Reyes on a Alex Gonzalez groundball.
The Mets offense was finished scoring for the night, but the Braves’ kept the mojo going. In the top of the ninth, Eric Hinske hit a homerun off Francisco Rodriguez, over the glove of a out-stretched Carlos Beltran to take the lead. Just to solidify the “W,” Freddie Freeman promptly smacked a double into centerfield, and collecting two RBI in the process. The Braves beat the Mets 6-3.
METS GAME HIGHLIGHTS:
- Jonathon Niese pitched a great game, hurling 7.6 innings, giving-up eight hits, two earned-runs, one walk, while striking-out seven batters. He did not factor into the decision.
- Francisco Rodriguez came into a tied game, but allowed three earned-runs. K-Rod was saddled with the loss, but he also collected his 22nd finished game. He is on-pace to finish 65 games.
- Jose Reyes went 2-4 with his ninth triple of 2011. However, the stud-hitting shortstop also made a game-changing error in the eighth inning.
- Carlos Beltran, Dan Murphy, and Angel Pagan all collected the night’s three RBI.
- Angel Pagan gunned out Freddie Freeman at third base.
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