What is the deal with the Mets? Against everyone else, we look fine, against the Mets we look like — well, the Mets. This was actually the Braves’ best outing against them this year, in that they briefly held a lead and were tied until the sixth.
For that matter, what is the problem with Tommy Hanson? He’s had three starts, and in all three has looked good through the fifth inning, then fell apart. After an “unearned” run in the third that was entirely his fault (walk, bad pickoff throw, two groundouts) he was fine until the sixth, when he gave up a two-out, three-run homer. The Mets got another run on a wild pitch in the seventh, and Livan Hernandez allowed a homer, showing up Chad Durbin, in the ninth.
The Braves didn’t really threaten much after Jack Wilson‘s bases-loaded groundout in the second gave them a brief 1-0 lead. The only Brave with multiple hits was Jason Heyward, who needs more seasoning. Their best chance to get back into it was with second-and-third, two out in the seventh, when Fredi sent up to pinch hit… Juan Francisco. Come on.