National League Game Summary - Atlanta at New York, Game One|
(Saturday, May 25th)
Final Score: Atlanta 7, New York 5 (10 innings)
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Dan Uggla's base hit in the 10th inning sent
home the go-ahead run, and the Atlanta Braves took a 7-5 decision over the New
York Mets in the completion of Friday's rain suspended contest.
The Mets scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to tie the score at 5-5,
but the contest was suspended following a 75-minute rain delay.
When play resumed on Saturday, New York's Bobby Parnell worked out of trouble
in the ninth by inducing an inning ending double play, but Brandon Lyon (1-2)
wasn't as fortunate in the following frame.
He walked Freddie Freeman to start the 10th and Brian McCann ripped a double
down the right field line to put runners on second and third. Uggla then
pushed the go-ahead run across with a single into left to make it 6-5.
The Braves tacked on an insurance run on B.J. Upton's sacrifice squeeze bunt.
Jordan Schafer, pinch-running for McCann, hustled down the third base line and
beat Lyon's flip to the plate for a two-run advantage.
Craig Kimbrel locked down his 15th save of the season to secure a seventh
straight win for Atlanta. He allowed the first two runners to reach, but got
Ruben Tejada to pop out on a bunt attempt.
Justin Turner then grounded into a game-ending double-play to ensure the Mets'
fifth loss in six games.
Uggla stroked a solo homer earlier in the contest and Freeman gave Atlanta a
2-0 lead in the first inning with a two-run homer. Freeman scored three times
-- including the go-ahead run.
After Uggla's homer brought the Braves even in the seventh, Evan Gattis broke
the 3-3 tie an inning later. Pinch-hitting, he stroked a two-run single with
the bases loaded to give the Braves a brief advantage, but the Mets quickly
With two outs and runners on first and second, Daniel Murphy laced his third
hit of the game, a single into center to score John Buck.
Upton committed a fielding error on the play, which allowed Tejada to advance
to third. The blunder proved costly, as the Mets brought the tying run home on
a wild pitch from Anthony Varvaro (2-0). Tejada raced to the plate and just
beat the throw to make it 5-5.
Varvaro started the ninth for the Braves a day later and set the Mets down in
order to pick up the win.
Lucas Duda drove in the Mets' first run when his shallow fly ball dropped into
left field for a base hit in the first inning. Buck drilled his 11th homer of
the season to tie the score at 2-2 in the fourth.
Jeremy Hefner tossed six innings and retired 16 of the last 18 batters he
faced. He left with the lead after Marlon Byrd provided an RBI single in the
fifth, but reliever LaTroy Hawkins immediately gave up the advantage when
Uggla homered to start the seventh.
Kris Medlen made the start for Atlanta and also went six innings. He struck
out nine and surrendered three runs on seven hits.
The Mets have lost all nine games in which Hefner has started ... It was New
York's first suspended game since an Aug. 6 contest against the Chicago
Cubs in 1986. The Mets won 7-6 when play resumed the next day ... New York's
Ike Davis struck out four times and finished 1-for-5 ... McCann had three hits
for Atlanta, which went 2-for-8 with RISP.
05/25 19:29:14 ET