Without further review, Braves knock off Mets in 10
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Chris Johnson's three-run shot in the 10th inning, which followed a controversial call, lifted Atlanta to a 4-1 decision over New York in the finale of a two-game series.
Andrelton Simmons roped a base hit with two down against Scott Atchison (3-2) in the deciding drame, and then Freddie Freeman beat out an infield hit near the mound facing Scott Rice -- but replays seemed to indicate he was out by the slimmest of margins. Johnson stepped in and deposited Greg Burke's first offering into the left-field seats for a 4-1 contest.
Both second baseman Daniel Murphy and manager Terry Collins were ejected for arguing the Freeman play.
Craig Kimbrel tossed a scoreless bottom of the 10th for his 40th save, while Luis Avilan (5-0) remained perfect with an unblemished ninth.
Freeman finished with three hits and knocked in the other run for the Braves, who earned a split in the set and have won five of seven overall.
Josh Satin's fourth-inning homer was all the offense for the Mets, who have dropped six of their last 10.
The Braves finally dented New York starter Jon Niese in the fourth when Simmons slugged a base hit to center, but he was erased trying to stretch it into a double.
New York then took the lead in the home half, as Satin's leadoff shot to left made it 1-0.
Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was hit in the left side of his face with two down in the sixth, then Simmons and Freeman singled -- the last of which plated pinch-runner Jordan Schafer with the tying run.
The Mets couldn't end the contest despite having the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth.
Heyward left the game under his own power and was taken to a local hospital for x-rays ... Atlanta's Alex Wood worked six innings, allowing six hits and one run, fanning four with two walks, while Niese exited after seven full frames having given up one run on five hits with nine strikeouts and three walks ... New York fell to 24-28 in day games and 10-17 at Citi Field this season ... The last time the Mets swept a two-game set from the Braves was May 4-5, 2009 at Atlanta ... The last time they accomplished the feat in New York was April 24-25, 1990.
08/21 16:57:53 ET