April 21st 2015 -- Mets 7, Braves 1

And then it was 9 in a row.

Tuesday night in Flushing, the Mets scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning and Jonathon Niese took it from there…the Mets win their 9th in a row beating the Braves 7-1. 

New Met arrival Kevin Plawecki playing his first major league game notched his first major league hit with a single following a walk to Eric Campbell in the 5th.  Wilmer Flores then singled to load the bases. Niese then hit a grounder that was bobbled by Phil Gosselin and all hands were safe and Campbell scored to make it 1-0. Curtis Granderson followed with a 2 run single (his first 2 RBI of the year) to make it 3-0.  Juan Lagares capped the inning with an RBI single to make it 4-0.

 In the 6th, Granderson came through again with an RBI single scoring Campbell to make it 5-0. 

Cameron Maybin hit his 2nd homer against Niese so far this year (2) in the 7th to make it 5-1.  Niese pitched 6 2/3 allowing 4hits 1 run (earned) he walked 4 and struck out 5.  He was relieved by Erik Goeddel who walked his only batter. Alex Torres then came out to strike out Freddie Freeman to end 2 out 2 on threat.  Carlos Torres pitched a scoreless 8th inning.  Sean Gilmartin pitched a scoreless 9th.

Niese is now 2-0, his ERA on the season falls to 1.50, Trevor Cahill takes the loss falling to 0-2.

Granderson led the offensive charge with 3 hits and 4 RBI. Plawecki went 2 for 4 in his debut; he singled to right in the bottom of the 8th.  He scored on Granderson’s bloop double down the leftfield line.  Lagares capped the scoring with a sac-fly scoring Flores. Lagares has now hit in 8 straight games he drove in 2.  Michael Cuddyer saw his 7 game hitting streak end.

The Mets now stand at 11-3 on the year. The best record in the National league and their best start ever. They are also 8-0 at home to start the season for the first time in their history as well. 

Wednesday night it’s game two of the series. Dillon Gee (0-1 7.59) goes for the Mets, left Eric Stults (0-1 6.30) goes for the Braves. 


Mack Ade said...


Dallas said...

Unrelated....Dilson H is 3-4 and hitting .392 now.

Dallas said...

Oh, best record in the Majors, not just the NL.

D Whit said...

No matter what happens the rest of this year the 2015 Mets have given their fans a start that portends great things for this season and beyond. There is a lot of talent top to bottom unseen in decades for the franchise.

Mack Ade said...

all they have to do is play .500 ball for the rest of the season now and they finish 85 wins

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