Parnell Hands Braves The 3-2 Win As Mets Get Swept At Home

An article by posted on September 9, 2012

Braves celebrate after Bobby Parnell allows the winning run to score.

Bobby Parnell allowed the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning as the Atlanta Braves beat the Mets 3-2 to sweep the series at Citi Field as the Mets’ woes at home continue.

Parnell was his usual self in these late game settings, allowing a leadoff single to Martin Prado followed by two walks (one intentional), before Brian McCann drove a sacrifice fly to right field to plate the winning run.

Starter Chris Young pitched six solid innings, but allowed two runs on five hits and FOUR walks while striking out seven.

The Mets scored their first run in the fourth, an RBI single by Ike Davis, and the other run in sixth, an RBI double by David Wright to score Daniel Murphy for the second time in the game. Murph had three hits to gi with those two runs scored to raise his average to .290.

The Mets are 4-18 at Citi Field since the All-Star break.

The Mets failed to exceed three runs at home for the 10th straight game Sunday and are just one more game away from matching the franchise record for suckitude!

Terry Collins said he’s all out of ideas…

The Mets will open a three-game series with the first place Nationals tomorrow evening. Colin McHugh (0-1, 3.27 ERA) will take the mound against Gio Gonzalez (18-7, 2.98 ERA). Game time is 7:10 PM.

Chipper tips his cap for the final time ever to Mets fans who gave him a standing ovation in the ninth.

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