Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets – Box Score – September 19, 2010 – ESPN.

That is (a) what we got Derrek Lee for, and (b) what we got rid of Manny Acosta for.

The Mets took a 2-0 lead in the first on a two-out single by Carlos Beltran and a homer to the opposite field by David Wright, then took most of the rest of the day off. In the next five and a third off of Derek Lowe, they had just two hits and a walk, and no runs, and Lowe didn’t have to work too hard. Hey, we’ve been there.

In the second, Brian McCann walked, went to second on a groundout and third on a wild pitch, and came home on a single by Alex Gonzalez. The next few innings were kind of frustrating. Lowe doubled to lead off the third, and a single by Omar Infante made it first-and-third, but Lowe didn’t break on a ground ball to the pitcher by Jason Heyward and it turned into a double play, and Lowe was stranded. McCann led off the fourth with a single, but Lee hit into a double play. Rick Ankiel led off the fifth with a double, but broke a cardinal rule and was thrown out trying for a triple, which looked particularly bad with the pitcher coming up next, followed by a walk to Infante and a single by Heyward.

Finally in the sixth, Lee doubled with one out, went to third on a Nate McLouth groundout, and came home on an infield single by AAG off of Jose Reyes‘ glove. In the seventh, singles by Melky Cabrera (who should have made it to second) and Infante chased R.A. Dickey. Heyward’s swinging bunt moved them up ninety feet, then Martin Prado was intentionally walked and McCann lined out. The Mets, foolishly, brought in Acosta, who threw three terrible pitches to fall behind 3-0, then got it back to 3-2. Lee deposited the next pitch in the upper deck in left field to make it 6-2.

The Mets got a run off of Eric O’Flaherty in the seventh, an infield single, a wild pitch, another single, and a GIDP, but that was it. Jonny Venters allowed a leadoff single in the eighth, but got another GIDP to end that threat. Bobby went with Craig Kimbrel to close with the three-run lead; he allowed a two-out infield single off his own foot, but otherwise struck out the side.