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Freddie Freeman homered and drove in three runs, Tim Hudson pitched into the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 9-4 on Sunday.
Reed Johnson also had three RBIs for the Braves. Freeman, who finished with three hits, smacked a two-run double off left-hander Jonathon Niese in a five-run third and added a sixth-inning homer off reliever Jeurys Familia.
David Wright hit a two-run homer in the fourth off Hudson (4-1), who gave up three runs on five hits and a walk in 7 1-3 innings.
Niese (2-3) matched his career high with six walks while allowing seven runs and seven hits in four-plus innings. His ERA rose from 3.31 to 4.66.
The Mets scored twice in the eighth before Eric O'Flaherty struck out Marlon Byrd with the bases loaded to end the inning.
Niese's last two walks came in the fifth, when he was pulled with none out and the bases loaded. Johnson hit a two-run single off Familia.
The Braves sent 10 batters to the plate in the third. Andrelton Simmo...
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Ever since Lucas Duda burst into our consciousness in 2010, nobody has been satisfied with his plate approach. Too many strikeouts and not enough walks, I frequently wrote. He gives away too many at-bats. He tries to pull too much and doesn’t use the entire field.
All valid in the early Duda critique.
DUDA: Has the right approach (AP).
Now, unbelievably, he’s become too selective...
Top Mets pitching prospect Zack Wheeler followed up a solid start last week with an even better one today as the Las Vegas 51s beat the Sacramento River Cats 6-2.
Wheeler tossed six scoreless innings and allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out four. What stood out was that he tossed 90 pitches (55 strikes, 36 balls) and left the game looking he had plenty left in...
The Atlanta Braves have optioned infielder Tyler Pastornicky to their Triple-A Gwinnett minor league affiliate. Having to make room for Brian McCann‘s return, Pastornicky was the odd man out. Struggling with the parent club this season, Pastornicky looks to regain his confidence with Gwinnett.
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On Sunday, the Atlanta Braves held "Bark in the Park" day, where fans were encouraged to bring their dogs to the game. However, one particular dog owner took things to another level by bringing their dog to Sunday's Braves game dressed as a hot dog.
To top things off, when that dog in the hot dog costume was shown on the Turner Field scoreboard, it happened to...
The starter is getting tired. The call goes out to the bullpen. Within ten minutes, the crowd sees the reliever making his way to the mound on foot.
But in the old days, relievers rode to the mound in the Bullpen Cart. Who remembers that? The cart’s top was a big Mets Cap. The sides were baseball bats, the rear were the seams of a baseball and the headlights were strategically...
New York Mets top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler turned in a nice performance Sunday afternoon against the Sacremento River Cats. The 23-year-old righty entered Sunday’s affair sporting a 1-1 record with a 4.80 ERA for the Las Vegas 51′s of the Pacific Coast League. Most alarming to some followers was the fact that heading into today’s contest Wheeler had walked 16 batters...
Though nobody in the Mets front office wanted to say it directly, the fans and the media were well aware of what 2013 was for the Mets: a continuation of the “rebuilding” process. There were great building blocks in place in Matt Harvey, Jonathon Niese, Josh Edgin, Bobby Parnell, Ike Davis, Ruben Tejada, and David Wright. There were top-shelf prospects on the cusp of making...
As of now, Terry Collins’ job is safe and deservedly so. Based on getting the most out of what he has been given and basic fairness, there’s nothing justifying Collins’ job being in question.
COLLINS: What’s he thinking? (AP)
However, fairness is irrelevant in sports. A manager’s job security always becomes an issue when he has lame duck contractual status and his team...
The Atlanta Braves game that was postponed on Saturday, May 4, against the New York Mets has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 18 at 1:10 p.m. as part of a split doubleheader.
The game will air on SportSouth.
Fans holding tickets to the May 4 game (game tickets, parking, family pack andor Batting Practice Experience) can use those same tickets to enter for the 1:10 p.m. game...
For the first game of their 10-game road trip, the Braves traveled to Cincinnati and notched an impressive 7-4 win over the defending NL Central champs. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Andrelton Simmons reverted back to World Baseball Classic form
Atlanta's young shortstop was the talk of the international baseball world this offseason following his blistering...
Jordany Valdespin will not start against LHP Chris Sale on Tuesday according to Terry Collins and as reported by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
Valdespin is in the lineup today against Tim Hudson and batting eighth. Well at least he’s in the lineup.
Michael Baron of MetsBlog points out that against left-handed pitching, Valdespin is hitting just .182 with a .545 OPS.
But what he...
Kirk Nieuwenhuis' foot looks better. The former Mets, current Las Vegas 51s outfielder robbed Steven Vogt of a home run in the 51s' 3-0 loss to the RiverCats last night.
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In today’s installment of “The Summer of 1973; The Forgotten Championship,’’ I chose a game from the month of April and will analyze it through the box score.
My pick is the fourth game of the season, April 12, at St. Louis, with Tom Seaver outdueling Bob Gibson, 2-1, to give the Mets a 4-0 start.
SEAVER: Carried the load all year.
It was Seaver’s second start, with his...