Tim Tebow was unable to lead a game-tying last-minute drive, and… Okay, I’ll stop. It was certainly not a pitchers’ duel. Not much surprise, how he’s pitched so far, that Jair Jurrjens was knocked out in the fifth with no outs recorded and four runs allowed (one that inning) with two runners on base. It was a surprise that the Braves still had a two-run lead on R.A. Dickey.
The Mets struck first with a solo homer in the second. But Juan Francisco, getting a spot start, hit a two-run job in the bottom of the inning to make it 2-1. And then David Wright doubled in two to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. And then Martin Prado hit a two-run double, followed by a two-run homer (Dan Uggla‘s first ever hit off of Dickey).
Cristhian Martinez got out of Jurrjens’ jam in the fifth without further damage. The Mets left Dickey in to pitch the fifth, and Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer to make it 8-4. The Lisp had some trouble in the sixth but held it to one run, stranding two Mets.
A pinch double by Chipper Jones in the sixth scored Tyler Pastornicky, and Michael Bourn singled in Chipper. Then Fredi Gonzalez brought in Chad Durbin. I can’t really blame him. I blame Frank Wren for getting the guy. Durbin loaded the bases but got a strikeout to get out of it. Really, David Ross got the strikeout, pulling the ball back over the plate.
Matt Diaz singled in Ross in the bottom of the inning, then Bourn singled in Pastornicky, making it 12-5. The Mets got a couple of hits to score a run off of Livan Hernandez — again, this one’s all on Wren — then Jason Heyward became the last Brave starter to get his first hit of the day with a triple leading off the eighth. He scored on a Freeman sac fly, then Francisco doubled and scored on a Ross double to make it 14-6. Then the most remarkable thing happened — Livan threw a 1-2-3 ninth. Weird.