Mets Win 10th Straight With 3-2 Victory Over Braves
The Mets are the hottest and most surprising team in baseball.
The New York Mets so far are the surprise team of the 2015 season, as they have not stopped winning since they started the season at 2-3. Ten straight wins later and they find themselves 12-3, and 3.5 games in first place in the National League East. What is more surprising is that they have continued their current streak even after losing their Captain David Wright to the DL on April 15th, so even after eight days, the win streak continues.
On Wednesday night, the Mets faced their division rival’s the Atlanta Braves for game two of their three game series. Prior to the facing the Mets, the Braves were 8-4 and looking like they were the team to beat in the NL East, but that has changed as the Mets defeated Atlanta 7-1 on Tuesday, and after their 3-2 come back victory on Wednesday, the Mets look for the rare sweep of the Braves on Thursday.
The Mets sent Dillon Gee (0-1, 5.60) to the mound, who in two starts had yet to win a game, but on Wednesday he brought his A-game as he tossed seven innings, allowing two runs on eight hits, walking one and striking out three. Gee faced Braves starter Eric Stults (0-1, 4.50), who in three starts hadn’t won a game, but also pitched well enough for the victory as he tossed six innings, allowing one run on four hits, with no walks and five strike outs.
The Braves struck first with a run in the top of the second when catcher A.J. Pierzynski doubled and scored on a single by shortstop Andre Simmons. The Mets responded with a run of their own in the bottom half of the frame to tie the game at one apiece. Third Baseman Eric Campbell led off the inning with a double and scored on a single by shortstop Wilmer Flores.
In the top of the fifth inning the Braves took a 2-1 lead after center fielder Eric Young Jr tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by third baseman Alberto Callaspo. The Mets responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the seventh to once again tie the game when on Flores’ third home run on the season. Then in the bottom of the eighth, New York would take the lead for good as Curtis Granderson scored on a line drive single to left field by first baseman Lucas Duda.
In the ninth Jeurys Familia came in and shut the door with his seventh save on the season and secured the Mets 10th straight victory.
A.J. Pierzynski – 3 for 3, Double
Lucas Duda – 2 for 4, RBI
Wilmer Flores – 2 for 4, HR, 2 RBI’s
Dillon Gee – 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Juan Lagares makes tremendous catch to rob Jace Peterson of a sure double.
The Mets (12-3) look for the sweep on Thursday as they send Bartolo Colon (3-0, 2.25) to the mound to face Braves (8-6) starter Julio Teheran (2-0, 3.71) at Citi Field with first pitch at 1:10 pm.
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