Derek Lowe actually pitched okay for once, but it didn’t matter because the Braves went into baserunner death mode. They outhit the Mets 8-5, drew one more walk, and hit the game’s only homer, but managed to lose anyway through clutch outmaking, including two double plays, including one by Heyward with a runner on third and one out.
The Mets got two in the second on a double. Hinske cut it to 2-1 in the fifth with a homer, but the Mets got the run back in the top of the sixth. Chipper drove in Prado with a sac fly in the bottom of the inning, but that was it for the scoring. The Braves left the bases loaded in the eighth and the tying run on second in the ninth.
I wouldn’t get too excited about Lowe’s outing. First, it’s just the Mets, and second, he had just three strikeouts and the same number of walks. Mostly, he was lucky.