Posted by Craig Mitchell at 10:46 PM
Friday night in Atlanta, Daniel Murphy went 4 for 5 and Zach Wheeler tossed his 21st quality start of the season, the Mets blank the Braves 5-0. It was a nice pitching duel between Wheeler and Julio Teheran, but Teheran blinked first when Lucas Duda hit a line drive 2 run homer to right field off him in the 6th to give the Mets a lead they never relinquished. For Duda it was home run # 28 he now has 85 RBI on the year. The Mets scored 3 more in the top of the 9th. Jordan Walden walked Dilson Herrera with the bases loaded to make it 3-0. Then Eric Young Jr. singled driving in two to make it 5-0. Wheeler went 6 innings allowing just 5 hits he walked 2 and struck out 7. He gets the win improving to 11-10. Teheran takes the loss falling to 13-13. Daniel Murphy had a great game going 4 for 5, he almost went 5-5 but in the 9th he hit a seed to second base that ended the inning. Andrelton Simmons had 3 hits for the Braves. The Mets start their final road trip of the season with a win on the night they were mathematically eliminated from the post season. The Mets now stand at 74-80 overall and 36-40 on the road. Saturday night it’s game two of the series, Jonathon Niese (8-11 3.55) goes for the Mets, Mike Minor (6-11 4.74) goes for Atlanta.