Well, Thank God for
Mississippi the Mets.
The Braves jumped on top with three runs in the top of the first. Freddie Freeman had the big blow, a two-run double to score Chipper Jones and Dan Uggla — Uggla should have been out but the catcher couldn’t handle the throw. Martin Prado, at last moved down in the order, drove in Freeman with an infield single.
But Mike Minor, after getting the first two Mets of the game, gave up two hits and a walk to load the bases, then a grand slam by Jason Bay, and just like that the Mets led 4-3. But in the third, Chipper tied it with a solo homer and Jason Heyward drove in Freeman with a two-out single, and it was 5-4.
It stayed that way for some time. Arodys Vizcaino bounced back with good work in the sixth and seventh, and Eric O’Flaherty finished the seventh off. In the eighth, the Braves loaded the bases with two out, and Michael Bourn was hit by a pitch, making it 6-4, but Chipper couldn’t get the hit this time.
Jonny Venters clearly isn’t right; his first six pitches after coming in for the eighth were balls. He allowed a hit and a sac fly after the leadoff walk to cut it to 6-5. Craig Kimbrel gave up a leadoff single to Jose Reyes, who surprisingly stayed at first base. Kimbrel got two strikeouts and a flyout to end it.