Posted by Craig Mitchell at 9:58 PM
Wednesday night in Flushing, Met killer Freddie Freeman clubbed a tie breaking 3 run homer in the top of the 9th inning. The Braves come from behind to beat the Mets 6-3. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and all seemed well under control through 6 innings. The Mets took a 1-0 in the top of the first off Williams Perez when Daniel Murphy struck a solo homer, his 13th on the year. The Mets make it 2-0 in bottom of the second on a RBI single by the red hot Ruben Tejada. Colon was cruising through 6 innings. In the top of the 7th the Braves scored three times on a RBI single by Michael Bourn and a two run double by Freeman as a pinch hitter to take a 3-2 lead. The Mets answered right back in the bottom of the 7th when David Wright singled home Eric Young Jr. to tie the game at 3. But in the top of the 9th against Jeurys Familia, Cameron Maybin reached on an infield single. Bourn walked and then Freeman stuck the dagger in the Mets with the 3 run shot, his 17th homer on the year and the Braves had the victory. Colon went 6 1/3 allowing 5 hits 3 runs (all earned) walking 1 and striking out 1. Familia takes the loss he falls to 2-2. Edwin Jackson gets the win he’s 2-2. Arodys Vizcaino notched his 7th save on the year. Tejada led the way going 3 for 3 for the Mets; Travis d’Arnaud went 2 for 4. Freeman had the homer, double and 5 RBI. With the loss the Mets drop 2 of 3 to the Braves. The Mets are 85-67 on the year and 48-30 at home. This is the first losing home stand for the Mets this season. The Nats lost to Baltimore so the Met lead stays at 6 ½ games and the Magic number drops to 5.Thursday night the Mets are off to Cincinnati to for a 4 game weekend series against the Reds. Steven Matz (4-0 1.80) goes for the Mets, Josh Smith (0-2 7.71) goes for Cincinnati.