Braves 4, Mets 0

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets – Box Score – July 10, 2010 – ESPN.

So, barring some sort of injury-related disaster tomorrow, this has to count as a very successful road trip headed into the break. The Braves didn’t capitalize on some early opportunities. Through four innings, they had seven hits and four walks… and no runs.

That changed, finally, in the fifth. Chipper led off with a single, and McCann followed with another single, and then Glaus singled to score Chipper, and they were finally on the board, 1-0. They weren’t done. Another single, from Hinske, loaded the bases, and Omar Infante, All-Star, singled up the middle to make it 2-0. (A lot of slow guys in the middle of the lineup.) That finally chased Mike Pelfrey, who was unbelievably lucky to not allow a lot more runs. Yunel hit into a double play to score Glaus, making it 3-0, then Tim Hudson doubled over Jeffy‘s tiny little head to score Hinske, making it 4-0.

That was more than enough. While the Braves had GIDP problems all day, so did the Mets, who hit into double plays in the fourth, the fifth, and the sixth, with only Jeffy’s sad grounder a leadoff HBP being so weak it worked as a bunt making it four in a row in the seventh. After that, the Mets did not get another baserunner, with Hudson finishing them off in the seventh, Venters getting three groundouts in the eighth, and Wagner a popup, a strikeout, and a flyout in the ninth for the Atlanta Save.

The Braves finished the game with fifteen hits. Only Melky! (0-5) didn’t reach base among the starters; in fact, he and Hinske were the only ones who didn’t reach base at least twice. The Braves won despite thirteen left on base and three double plays.

41 thoughts on “Braves 4, Mets 0”

  1. Well at least his batting practice sessions were impressive….I expect huge 2nd halves from Heyward and Escobar… Diaz

  2. what on earth is going on. Travis Wood, through 7 perfect innings at Phillies.

  3. The ringo Starr concert I am attending is awesome for all the right and wrong reasons. Edgar winter is playing frankenstein as I type

  4. He’s through 8. Reds better score him a run, here, or he’d have to go extras, 0-0.

  5. He’ll have to go 10 to get it.. Sports editors everywhere have already decided on “Perfect 10!” if he does it, and “Perfect 10?” if he doesn’t.

  6. The guy from the romantics is doing What I Like About You. I may collapse at any moment.

    The guy next to me is doing Thhe Lawn Mower

  7. I am in Florida on vacation for a couple of weeks and was able to watch the Braves on Fox this afternoon (after Germany beat Uruguay in the worldcup by the way). How annoying is Kevin Millar as a co-announcer?!

  8. David Price came into my Chick-fil-A today. I was in the back, and no one told me he came. I was so pissed!

  9. Got to see the “Sweet Jesus” Sucre in Pearl last night. Looked pretty good with three hits including a clutch rbi.

  10. Laynce Nix pinch-hits for Wood and is intentionally walked, so Wood’s night is done. He’ll get the win if the Reds break through and hold on, and a painful ND otherwise.

    Edit: Which they didn’t. Nine innings, one baserunner, no decision.

  11. Man. The Braves are rolling these days. Two series wins vs. division rivals going into the break! Can’t beat that. Well, except with a sweep. :-o

  12. Edgar Winter (“Free Ride” and “Frankenstein”), Gary Wright (“Dream Weaver” and “Love is Alive”), Rick Derringer (“Rock and Roll, Hoochi Koo” and “Hang on Sloopy”), Richard Page of Mr. Mister (“Broken Wings and “Kyrie”) and Wally Palmar of the Romantics (“What I like About You” and “Talking in Your Sleep”), and Gregg Bissonette (Santana, ELO, David Lee Roth) on drums.

    and they did ’em all. Most entertaining.

  13. You still in LA ububba? The weather here is nuts right now. I went out for an early dinner and it was 65 with light rain. In SoCal. In the middle of July. Following a full week of cloudy and 65 days. After we essentially skipped spring for three more months of winter. I don’t know what the hell is going on. It’s certainly cut down on the beach traffic.

    Anyway, nice win today. Dominated every aspect of the game, it easily could have been 10-0.

  14. Robert,
    This weather is unreal. I am loving it, even that spatter of rain today.

    The day I flew out here, it was 100 degrees in NYC. If I’m in any shape tomorrow, I may go to Malibu. Helluva difference.

  15. Interesting trade idea that was floated to me today:

    Lowe for Bay straight up?

    Anyone pull the trigger?

  16. ryan’s link is intriguing. Wonder who the dumbass was?

    This should not go unnoticed:

    Weldon’s uncle used to spike his O’Doul’s with Jamesons. That is a classic insight into human nature.

    We have a replacement shortstop and he’s in the All-Star Game.

    Do the Nats need a SS? We could trade our current starter for Adam Dunn. (I know, the difference in money is a problem …)

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