Jul 7, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets catcher Travis d

Game Recap: Mets blow late lead but top Braves in extras, 4-3

In the first game of their four-game set, the Mets topped the Braves by the score of 4-3 in 11 innings.


Game Recap:

The Mets jumped ahead in the second inning when Travis d’Arnaud ripped a two out double to left-center to make it 1-0. In the fourth, David Wright hit a solo homer to left field to increase New York’s advantage to 2-0.

The Mets’ bats went to sleep after that but Daisuke Matsuzaka worked around constant trouble early and wound up spinning seven shutout innings to keep the score 2-0 Mets heading into the eighth.

With a runner on third base and two outs in the top of the eighth, Josh Edgin relieved Vic Black and uncorked a wild pitch that allowed the Braves to cut the lead to 2-1. Jenrry Mejia was then summoned for a four-out save attempt and served up a game-tying double to Chris Johnson and a go-ahead single to Christian Bethancourt as the Braves went on top 3-2.

With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Curtis Granderson hit a solo homer to right that tied the game, 3-3.

After getting the benefit of an overturned call in the bottom of the ninth that put runners on first and second with none out, the Mets failed to score as the game headed to extra innings.

With runners on first and third and two outs in the bottom of the 11th, Ruben Tejada lined a single up the middle to drive in Juan Lagares with the winning run.

Highlights:

  • Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed seven shutout innings. He allowed six hits, walked two and struck out three.
  • Curtis Granderson hit a game-tying solo homer in the eighth.

Next Up:

The Mets play the second game of their series against the Braves on Tuesday night at Citi Field. Jacob deGrom gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Julio Teheran for Atlanta.

Tags: Daisuke Matsuzaka David Wright Travis D'Arnaud

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