Posted by Craig Mitchell at 10:06 PM
Saturday night in Atlanta, Curtis Granderson and Dilson Herrera went deep and Jon Niese handled the rest as the Mets beat the Braves 4-2. Mike Minor started for the Braves and gave up a run in the top of the first on a sac-fly by Lucas Duda. Minor left the game after 1 with a shoulder issue. David Hale relieved Minor and in the 2nd Herrera greeted him with a two run homer, his 3rd on the year to make it 3-0 Mets. Herrera also left the game after he pulled a leg muscle running out an infield hit in the 6th. In the 8th Granderson made it 4-0 with a solo homer, his 19th on the year. The Braves broke through with 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th thanks to a 2 run single by Freddie Freeman off Josh Edgin. Niese went 7 1/3 he allowed 7 hits 2 runs (both earned) he walked 1 and struck out 5 he gets the win improving to 9-11, Minor gets the loss falling to 6-12. Jenrry Mejia pitched the 9th for his 27th save of the year. The Mets have taken the first two games of their three game set with the Braves. They now stand at 75-80 on the year and are 37-40 on the road. Sunday is their last game in Atlanta for 2014. Jacob deGrom (8-6 2.68) goes for the Mets, Ervin Santana (14-9 3.74) goes for the Braves.