Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/23/13

Chicago Cubs Reed Johnson runs to third on a double by Ryan Theriot in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, Wednesday, July 29, 2009. The Cubs defeated the Astros, 12-0. (Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune/MCT) Photo via Newscom

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After watching teammate Mike Minor pitch a complete-game gem and lose Sunday at Chicago, it looked as if the Braves’ Julio Teheran might endure a similar fate Monday night against the Mets. Teheran pitched six crisp innings, but the Braves’ defense failed him a couple of times, and the offense did, too. Until the ninth inning. Johnson & Johnson came through big time in the top of the ninth, and Jason Heyward followed with a spectacular game-ending catch in the bottom of the inning for a stirring, 2-1 Braves win to open a four-game series at Citi Field. “That,” catcher Brian McCann said, “was great.” After loading the bases with one out in the seventh and failing to score, and getting a leadoff single in the eighth without scoring, the Braves broke through in the ninth, getting an RBI groundout from Chris Johnson and a two-out, pinch-hit RBI single by Reed Johnson for a 2-1 lead. That set the stage for Heyward. Craig Kimbrel hit John Buck with a pitch with one out in the ninth...
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