Final Score: New York 6, Atlanta 1
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Ike Davis clubbed a three-run homer, Dillon Gee
tossed seven strong innings and the New York Mets posted a 6-1 win over the
Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.
Gee (1-1) gave up one run on four hits as the Mets opened this three-game set
just like they did their season by beating Tommy Hanson (1-2) and the Braves.
New York posted a season-opening three-game sweep of Atlanta at Citi Field.
"Anytime you give up one run against the Braves it's a nice outing," Gee said.
Hanson was tagged for five runs -- four earned -- on five hits in seven
frames. He was the hard-luck loser in the Braves' 1-0 opening-day setback.
Atlanta had won five in a row after an 0-4 start. The Mets, meanwhile,
improved to 7-3 on the young season.
"If they stay healthy, they have a lineup that can hit," Braves second baseman
Dan Uggla said about the Mets. "They've got pitchers that are going to give
them a chance. Their bullpen has been pretty solid so far. I never once
thought they looked like a pushover or anything like that and they haven't
The Braves loaded the bases in the second, but scored only one run on a
groundout by Jack Wilson.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis walked to lead off the third and advanced to second on
Hanson's errant pickoff attempt. A sacrifice bunt by Gee moved Nieuwenhuis to
third and he scored the tying run on Ruben Tejada's 6-3 groundout.
The game remained tied after Jason Bay robbed Wilson of a home run with a nice
catch above the left field wall in the fifth.
New York grabbed the lead in the sixth on Davis' second home run in as many
days. Tejada stroked a one-out double and Davis launched a two-out blast to
right after Hanson intentionally walked David Wright.
The Mets tacked on another run on a Hanson wild pitch in the seventh, and Bay
homered off Livan Hernandez to start the ninth.
Gee struck out five batters...Jason Heyward had two of Atlanta's five hits --
all singles...The Braves were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position...Game
04/16 23:20:35 ET
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