When New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis -- who came into Sunday nights game batting .147 with 54 strikeouts in 149 at-bats -- is the hero, you know it was a tough night for the Braves.
The Mets scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Braves 4-2, snapping Atlanta's winning streak at eight games. Here are Three Cuts from a mostly ugly night at Citi Field.
1. The Braves' thin bullpen was exposed.
A month ago the Braves' bullpen was considered one of the clubs greatest strengths, often mentioned in the same breath with the big bats as the reason for long-term optimism. But when Eric OFlaherty and Johnny Venters were lost to Tommy John surgery, the relief lineup went from arguably the best in the league to one of the biggest puzzles manager Fredi Gonzalez has to solve.
Gonzalez failed to find the right pieces on Sunday night.
Even though starter Julio Teheran looked shaky in spots -- walking the worst batter on the Mets roster (the aforementioned Davis) and serving up a hom...