The problem is that as well as the Braves have been playing, the teams they’re competing with are also playing well, so even winning two out of three, which is normally what you aim for, especially on the road, doesn’t seem like enough. Ben Sheets had a rough outing, and the Braves’ ninth inning comeback fell short.
The Braves got the first two on in the first, but couldn’t score. Sheets gave up two runs in the bottom of the inning on two singles and a double. Freddie Freeman cut the lead in half with a homer in the second, but the Mets got the run back in the second with an infield single and sacrifice followed by a standard single. Sheets gave up another run in the fourth and a homer leading off the sixth, and it went to 6-1 when Cristhian Martinez gave up a run in the eighth.