Posted by Craig Mitchell at 10:08 PM
Tuesday night at Citi Field, the Braves scored 4 times in the top of the 4th inning as they go on to beat the Mets 6-2. Logan Verrett was the starter for the Mets and he got an early 1-0 in the bottom of the first courtesy of David Wright. The Mets captain hit an opposite field solo homer his 4th on the year. In the top of the 5th the Braves scored 4 times taking control of the game. Jace Peterson led the inning off with a solo homer, his 6th on the year tying the game at 1. Michael Bourn then reached on an infield single and was sacrificed to 2nd. Nick Markakis was intentionally walked to get to Hector Olivera who prompted crushed a 3 run homer, his 2nd on the year to make it 4-1. In the 8th the Mets loaded the bases. Curtis Granderson walked, Wright singled to center. Yoenis Cespedes walked and Michael Cuddyer hit a sac-fly to make it 4-2. In the 9th Adonis Garcia hit a pinch-hit 2 run double off Tyler Clippard to make it 6-2. Verrett left after 5, allowing 5 hits, 4 runs (earned), walking 1 and striking out 3. Matt Wisler went 7 strong allowing 5 hits, 2 runs walking 1 and striking out 8. Wisler gets the win improving to 6-8. Verrett takes the loss falling to 1-2. Sean Gilmartin pitched 2 scoreless in relief for the Mets. Wright and Daniel Murphy had 2 hits apiece in the game. Murphy hit a pair of doubles giving him 226 career doubles as a Met, passing Ed Kranepool for 2nd place the Mets all-time list. (David Wright leads all-time with 381.) With the loss the Mets overall record now stands at 85-66 and they are 48-29 at home. The Orioles beat the Nationals on Tuesday so the Met lead in the NL East stays at 6 ½ games and the Magic number is now 6. Wednesday night it’s the final game of this three game set. Bartolo Colon (14-12 4.15) goes for the Mets, Williams Perez (6-6 5.16) goes for Atlanta.