– MLB – Recap – Mets at Braves – 09/11/2002

Al Leiter pitched a complete-game shutout, the Braves had only six hits, and the final was 5-0 Mets. Jason Marquis had a terrific first inning, with his pitches fast and moving, and then fell apart. I still think he’s off physically, and he hasn’t been in rhythm for months. He allowed all five runs, then four relievers (including Albie!) pitched shutout ball the rest of the way.

Mark DeRosa played third base and had a hit; Jesse Garcia played second (against a lefty) and had one as well. Julio Franco played first and had two hits… Rafael Furcal is slumping at the plate, and he also committed two errors. He has a day off to get over it. The Braves will then travel to Florida for four. I’ll guarantee at least one ridiculously long rain delay.