Not as close as the score indicated, and the Braves never actually got the tying run to the plate. The Mets got all seven of their runs before the Braves got a hit (in the seventh inning).

The Mets got a run in the first, a sac fly by Designated Good Player David Wright. Mike Minor was able to keep it under control for a couple of more innings, but in the fourth another sac fly made it 2-0, two runs in the fifth made it 4-0, and he was pulled after allowing two runners in the sixth. It didn’t help, as Cristhian Martinez allowed both of them and one runner of his own to score thanks to a couple of doubles.

Freddie Freeman broke up the no-hitter in the seventh, and Dan Uggla (who had walked) scored on an error to make it 7-1. Then Jason Heyward doubled home two runs, stole third, and scored on a sac fly. Brian McCann hit a solo homer (off of Manny Acosta, who else?) in the eighth.

But they couldn’t get another baserunner. All very normal. Also, after Martinez Fredi brought in Kris Medlen and Eric O’Flaherty. Because he uses bad relievers when he’s tied or down one run but the good ones when he’s down three.