9/3 Game Recap: Mets Fall to Braves 3-1

Tonight at Turner Field, the Mets lost to the Braves 3-1 in the second game of a three game set.

Sep 3, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Carlos Torres (52) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Torres started for the Mets and Kris Medlen took the ball for the Braves in a game that remained scoreless until the sixth.

In the top of the sixth, the Mets took a 1-0 lead when Eric Young, Jr. tripled to deep left and Daniel Murphy drove him in with a double down the right field line.

After coasting through the first six innings, Carlos Torres imploded in the seventh.  With one out, he served up a game tying homer to Evan Gattis, walked Dan Uggla, and gave up a 2 run homer to Andrelton Simmons that put the Braves on top 3-1.

The Mets had a chance in the eighth, but Travis d’Arnaud popped up to second base after a long at bat to end a first and third, two out threat.

Craig Kimbrel worked around a two out single to earn the save in the ninth, and the Mets fell to 62-75 on the season.

Highlights:

  • Carlos Torres got the start for the Mets and took a shutout into the 7th.  In the 7th, he allowed 3 runs on 2 homers.  His line: 7 IP, 3 runs on 7 hits, 1 walk, and 6 K’s.
  • Newly acquired Vic Black needed just 3 pitches to strike out Chris Johnson -  the only batter he faced.  He threw back to back fastballs at 98 MPH and 97 MPH, before getting Johnson to wave at an 88 MPH slider.

Next Up:

The Mets and Braves wrap up the series tomorrow at 12 PM.  Dillon Gee gets the start for New York.  He’ll be opposed by Kameron Loe.

 

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Topics: Carlos Torres, New York Mets

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