Mac use to say that nothing cures losing quite like the Mets.
Shame on us for ever doubting Mac’s philosophy of streak breaking.
Dillon Gee mastered the Braves again, this time taking a no-hitter into the sixth. Julio Teheran was almost as sharp, only allowing one run over six and punching out six batters. The one run came in relation to a ball Justin Upton tried to make a diving catch on that went to the wall.
It looked like was going to be another one of those night where the Braves were going to leave a small village on the bases. In the sixth, they loaded the bases, only to come up with nothing, again.
In the top of the ninth the Braves realized who they were playing and Brian McCann and El Oso Blanco led the inning off with singles. Dan Uggla hit into a fielder’s choice and John Buck helped out with a passed ball. Chris Johnson hit a weak tapper that brought Gattis in to tie it. Reed Johnson came off the bench and singled in Uggla to put the Braves up.
Craig Kimbrel came in and had obvious issues gripping the ball due to the rain. He hit a batter and gave up a walk.
The Mets looked to be in business.
Justin Turner then hit a pitch to left center field when IT happened. Jason Heyward, getting the start in center and positioned in right center field, broke on a ball that appeared to be a game winning double. Jason summoned his inter Andruw Jones and made one of the best catches of the year.
The lead is seven. The Nats lost again and fall eight back.