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Braves Defeat Mets 3-1, Complete Sweep

July 2nd, 2014 at 10:54 PM
By Steve Popoloski

The New York Mets (37-48) were swept by the Atlanta Braves (47-38) at Turner Field Wednesday night by a score of 3-1. The Braves have now won seven in a row and nine of their last ten, while the Mets fell to 3-7 in that span.

Game Highlights

  • The Braves got all their runs on one big hit in the bottom of the first, a bases-clearing three-RBI double from Chris Johnson that drove home B.J. Upton, Andrelton Simmons and Freddie Freeman to put the Braves up 3-0 before the Mets had even recorded their first hit.
  • Curtis Granderson got the Mets on the board in the fourth with a sacrifice fly that drove home Eric Young Jr. It was Granderson's 39th RBI of the season.
  • The Met offense was anemic again on this night, compiling only eight baserunners (five hits and three walks) while stranding six. Daniel Murphy and Eric Campbell each struck out twice.
  • Mets starter Jacob deGrom (L, 1-5) finished with a line of three runs allowed (all earned) on six hits and also struck out eight in the losing effort.
  • Julio Teheran ( W, 8-5) extended the winning streak that he helped kickstart a week ago, allowing just the one Met run on four hits and three walks while striking out five.
  • Jordan Walden (SV, 2) retired the side in order in the ninth, striking out two to secure the win and his second save of the season.

What's on Deck

  • The Mets will look to get back to winning ballgames as they open up a three-game interleague series with the Texas Rangers at Citi Field on Friday night. Jonathon Niese (5-4, 2.88) will face Nick Tepesch (3-3, 3.65) in the Independence Day matchup with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 PM.

 

Tags: Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Chris Johnson, Curtis Granderson, Freddie Freeman, Jacob DeGrom, Jordan Walden, Julio Teheran, MLB, New York, New York Mets, Turner Field

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