Mets: Three takeaways from Friday’s loss in Atlanta

By Danny Abriano
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Apr 10, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves second baseman

Jace Peterson

(8) runs safely past New York Mets third baseman

David Wright

(5) in the eighth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

David Wright’s mental error was costly

With one out in the eighth inning and a runner on second base, David Wright fielded what would’ve been an easy 5-3 putout but decided to go for the lead runner.

Wright lunged to tag Jace Peterson, who dodged him. Both runners were safe. After a strikeout and an intentional walk, the Braves took advantage when a two-run single gave them a two-run lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

The mental mistake by Wright was both aggressive and rare, and combined with Wilmer Flores’ putrid defense to lead to the loss.

While Wright’s mental error was a big one, it’s something that will likely never happen again.

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