Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/21/13
The Mets dropped a heartbreaker to the Braves, 4-1, in 10 innings on Wednesday afternoon after a blown call at first base gave Atlanta an extra out and Chris Johnson blasted a go-ahead three-run homer off reliever Greg Burke. Ugh… Jon Niese started and delivered another solid performance allowing one run in 7.0 innings and racking up nine strikeouts. He was cruising along until the top of the sixth, when Niese gave everyone a scare and let one get away from him striking Jason Heyward in the jaw with a 90-mph fastball. Heyward dropped to the ground and stayed down for a while until being walked off with help from his teammate and trainer. His jaw was fractured. Hate to see things like this… The whole scene seemed to rattle Niese who followed that by allowing back to back singles to Atlanta who scored the tying run that would end up sending the game into extra innings. The crucial moment in the game came in the bottom of the tenth. With a runner on first and two outs, Freddie Freeman...
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