April 10th 2015 -- Braves 5, Mets 3

Phil Gosselin broke a 3 all tie in the bottom of the 8th inning with a 2 run single.  The Braves hold on to beat the Mets 5-3.  In the bottom of the first the Braves jumped on Mets starter Jon Niese when Cameron Maybin took Niese’s second pitch of the year over the left field wall (1) for 1-0 lead.  Then after a Wilmer Flores throwing error, Johnny Gomes connected with an RBI single and it was 2-0 Braves.  In the bottom of the third after Gomes walked and was doubled to third by Chris Johnson, Flores threw away a grounder by Christian Bethancourt plating Gomes and it was 3-0.  Eric Stultz had thrown 3 scoreless, but in the 4th the Mets flexed their muscles for the first time in 2015.  With Curtis Granderson on first with a walk, David Wright came up and clubbed a 2 run homer, his 1st on the year to make it 3-2. The next batter was John Mayberry Jr. and he hit a longer homer, his 1st on the year and as a Met and the game was tied at 3. Niese pitched better than his stats. He went 5 innings allowing 7 hits 3 runs (only 1 earned) while walking 2 and striking out 2.  Erik Goeddel pitched a scoreless 6th. Sean Gilmartin and Rafael Montero got through the 7th (Gilmartin struck out Freddie Freeman on 5 pitches). In the 8th David Wright made a mental error with 1 out and a runner on second which lead to a bases loaded jam for Montero.  Montero almost got out of it but on a 2 out 3-2 count, Phil Gosselin singled to center scoring two runs to give the Braves the lead for good.  Despite the momentary lapse in the field Wright had a good game at the plate going 3 for 4 with the homer and 2 RBI. Chris Johnson had 3 hits for the Braves. Montero takes the loss falling to 0-1.  Jim Johnson gets the win he’s 1-0. Jason Grilli picked up his 3rd save. The Mets are now 2-2 on the young season. Saturday night it’s game two of the series. Dillon Gee makes his season debut for the Mets, Julio Teheran (1-0 1.50) goes for the Braves. 


Thomas Brennan said...

The Wilmer naysayers are right so far. Amazingly after 2 games, Reynolds, Muno and Herrera are hitless. I did not think I'd say this so soon. Give Tejada a start.

eraff said...

He looks bad at the plate---not just bad results...bad ab's!

He's an awkward looking hitter, and it's early. However, you generally see a hitter and say "WOW!~"---reference Hernandezez "I Spy a Hitter". With Flores, I see the STAT LINE of his Minors career and then I see him Hit-- and I'm LOOKING for the Hitter... but it doesn't fly out at you.

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