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New York Mets Defeat Atlanta Braves 4-3 in 14 Innings

April 20th, 2014 at 9:35 PM
By Mike Phillips

New York-The New York Mets entered Easter Sunday looking to snap a two game losing streak to the Atlanta Braves. The Mets weren't banking on having to play nearly five hours to do it. After some early scoring, the Mets and Braves played to a draw for seven innings. The Mets (9-9) would get the last laugh, as a Curtis Granderson sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 14th inning gave the Mets a 4-3 victory.

'Curtis Granderson' photo (c) 2014, slgckgc - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ The Mets gave starter Zack Wheeler a 1-0 lead when David Wright drove in Eric Young Jr in the bottom of the first. Wheeler helped his own cause in the second, when he hit a grounder with the bases loaded that Braves' second baseman Dan Uggla booted. All the runners were safe and Lucas Duda came in to score, giving the Mets a 2-0 lead and giving Wheeler his first RBI of the season. 

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Mets 101 Game Preview: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

April 20th, 2014 at 10:04 AM
By Mike Phillips

After winning the first two games of their three game set, the Atlanta Braves (12-5) are looking to break out the brooms against the New York Mets (8-9) this afternoon. The Braves now have a four game lead over the Mets in the National League East, and are looking to leave New York with a win on Easter Sunday. The Mets are looking to salvage the rubber game and win only their third home game of the season.

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The Mets will send righty Zack Wheeler (1-2, 4.67 ERA) to the mound this afternoon. Wheeler is coming off a strong outing in his last start, as he held the Arizona Diamondbacks to two runs over 6.1 innings en route to picking up his first win of the season. The Braves will counter with right hander David Hale (0-0, 2.89 ERA), who is still looking for his first win of the year. First pitch for this afternoon's game is scheduled for 1:10 pm at Citi Field.

Local Coverage:

Television: PIX

Radio: WOR

New York Mets Lineup:

  1. LF Eric Young Jr
  2. RF Curtis Granderson
  3. 3B David Wright
  4. 2B Daniel Murphy
  5. CF Chris Young
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Atlanta Braves Defeat New York Mets 7-5

April 20th, 2014 at 9:50 AM
By Mike Phillips

New York-After a loss to the Atlanta Braves Friday night, the New York Mets looked to Bartolo Colon to bounce back. Colon defeated the Braves in his last time out, so the Mets felt confident. The Braves felt confident in their starter as well since Ervin Santana dominated the Mets in his first start of the season. The result should have been a pitcher's duel, but the bullpens ended up contributing to a wild last few innings. The Braves' relievers were the stronger group, and they barely held on to a 7-5 victory.

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The Mets (8-9) grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the first inning when David Wright singled home Eric Young Jr. The Braves (12-5) grabbed a 2-1 lead in the third after B.J. Upton and Ervin Santana scored on a throwing error from Colon. Freddie Freeman doubled home another run in the fifth to make it 3-1 Braves. That would be all the damage against Colon (1-3, 5.40 ERA), who held the Braves to three runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out six. The Braves would extend their lead to 4-1 in the top of the eighth when Justin Upton came home to score on a wild pitch from Daisuke Matsuzaka.

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Mets 101 Game Preview: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

April 19th, 2014 at 4:44 PM
By Mike Phillips

Friday was a whirlwind day for the New York Mets. The Mets made a big move before the game, trading first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates literally minutes before first pitch. The Mets (8-8) then forgot their bats against the Atlanta Braves (11-5), getting one hit in a 6-0 loss. The Mets will look to bounce back and even their series tonight at 7:10 pm at Citi Field.

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The Mets will send right hander Bartolo Colon (1-2, 6.00 ERA) to the mound looking to get back in the win column. Colon didn't have it in his last start, allowing nine runs over five miserable innings against the Los Angeles Angels last Sunday. The Braves will counter with righty Ervin Santana (1-0, 0.64 ERA), who is making his third start in a Braves' uniform. Santana has pitched very well for the Braves, allowing only one run in 14 innings over his first two starts.

Local Coverage:

Television: PIX

Radio: WOR

New York Mets Lineup:

  1. LF Eric Young Jr
  2. 2B Daniel Murphy
  3. 3B David Wright
  4. RF Curtis Granderson
  5. CF Chris Young
  6. 1B Lucas Duda
  7. C Travis d'Arnaud
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Atlanta Braves Nearly No-Hit New York Mets in 6-0 Win

April 19th, 2014 at 7:42 AM
By Mike Phillips

New York-While the pregame headlines were dominated by the trade of Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the New York Mets still had a game to play. The Mets opened up a 10 game home stand against the Atlanta Braves last night looking to improve their play at Citi Field. The Mets have been 39 games under .500 at Citi Field since 2011, and the home field funk continued as former Met Aaron Harang nearly no hit them in a 6-0 Braves win.

'Aaron Harang Leaving The Bullpen For His First Mets Start' photo (c) 2013, slgckgc - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Harang (3-1, 0.70 ERA) continued his renaissance since joining the Braves last night. Harang held the Mets hitless over seven shutout innings, but he couldn't finish the game due to the Mets running up 121 pitches against him during that span. Harang didn't help his cause by walking six batters to go along with five strikeouts, so Braves' manager Fredi Gonzalez chose to play it safe and remove Harang in favor of his bullpen. Reliever Luis Avilan was the next man in the game, and he recorded two outs in the eighth before David Wright finally got the Mets in the hit column with a single to left field. Wright's hit would be the only offense for the Mets on the night.

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