Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 4/16/12

The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves, 6-1 on Monday night improving to 7-3 on the season:

Dillon Gee started for NY, allowing one run on four hits over seven innings of work:

Following a Dan Uggla lead off single, Jason Heyward grounded into what seemed to be a 1-6-3 double play.  However, Heyward hit the mitt of Mets catcher Josh Thole, who was called for catchers interference.  And so, instead of two out and the bases empty, Gee was placed in a first and second none out jam. Gee followed the catchers interference call by striking out Eric Hinske, inducing a ground out of Jack Wilson, and a strike out of Juan Francisco to end the inning unscathed.

DAVIS CRUSHES A HANGER: After a lead off double by Ruben Tejada. Atalanta starter Tommy Hanson retired Daniel Murphy.  Hanson then fell behind in the count to David Wright and opted to intentionally walk the Mets third baseman to face Ike Davis.  Davis made the Braves starter pay when he hung a curve out over the outer half of the plate that Davis crushed for his second home run in as many days to give the Mets a lead they would not relinquish. After starting the season 0-18, Ike has recorded a hit in four of his last five games, including three-in-a-row, improving to .153 on the season:

WEB GEM: With the score knotted at one, Gee served up a long fly ball to Jack Wilson that would have landed just over the left field wall if not for Jason Bay’s leaping catch; which robbed Wilson of a solo shot.  Following the game, Bay spoke about the play:

Its one of those things. It’s kinda like a tunnel vision. As I’m getting close to wall, I know it’s there.  The ball is coming down and I’m getting ready to jump — you can kinda see everything coming to together — and I’m thinking I got a chance to grab this.”

LETS TAKE TWO: The Mets continue their series against the braves when they send Johan Santana to the mound to battle Randall Delgado tomorrow at 7:10 pm in Turner Field.

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