The Mets really are a pathetic ballclub. Then again, the Braves have had their problems with pathetic ballclubs, so it’s nice to sweep one.
The Braves took a 2-0 lead in the third with a rally centered around a Prado double. But the Mets came back and tied it up in the fourth when Jurrjens, who had been able to pitch around some hits, wasn’t able to pitch around a two-base error by Diaz on a Jeffy fly ball. The Braves took over in the fifth. McLouth and Prado singled with one out, then ACHE struck out. McCann followed with a homer over Jeffy’s head to make it 5-2. It was McCann’s 19th homer of the year, so it’s likely that the team leader will finish with 20 or more. Whee! The Braves followed with three more singles, Diaz capping it by singling in Escobar.
Jurrjens had been a little shaky to that point, but he settled down. He finished at 100 pitches with seven innings, five strikeouts, two walks, and six hits. He also doubled and scored in the sixth to make it 7-2. O’Flaherty pitched the eighth, allowing a homer to Murphy. Soriano pitched the ninth, which I don’t really mind because it had been awhile since he’d worked. He allowed one hit.