June 17, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee (35) pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

6/17 Game Recap: Braves Rally in 9th, Beat Mets 2-1

After rain delayed the start of the game for nearly four hours, the Mets and Braves took the field tonight for the first game of a five game series at Turner Field.  The hitters swung early and often as the first six innings of the game flew by.

The game remained scoreless until the top of the seventh.  With John Buck on second base and two outs, starting pitcher Dillon Gee grounded a single between third and short to drive in Buck and give the Mets a 1-0 lead.

That lead held until the bottom of the ninth.  After Justin Upton grounded a one out single to left, Freddie Freeman lofted a game winning two run homer to right field to give the Braves a 2-1 win.

Highlights:

  • Dillon Gee got the start for the Mets and was brilliant.  He tossed 8 1/3 innings of shutout ball, but made one mistake late to Freddie Freeman.  That mistake came in the bottom of the 9th with Justin Upton on first base, and was lifted into the right field seats to give the Braves a 2-1 victory and saddle Gee with the loss.
  • Lucas Duda, who got the start at first base, went 4 for 4.

Thoughts:

This loss sucked.  There’s really no other way to sum it up.  The Mets played well, Dillon Gee pitched a tremendous game, and it was all ruined by one swing in the bottom of the ninth.

Next Up:

The Mets and Braves will play a day/night doubleheader tomorrow, with the first game scheduled to start at 1:10 PM.  Matt Harvey gets the start for New York, opposed by Alex Wood.  In the nightcap, scheduled for 7:10 PM, Zack Wheeler will make his major league debut for the Mets.  Paul Maholm will be on the hill for the Braves.

 

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