September 19th 2014 -- Mets 5, Braves 0

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. 


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