Wright rounds the bases after hitting his second home run of the game tonight…
On the strength of three home runs, two of them by David Wright, the Mets beat the Braves by the score of 4-3 tonight at Turner Field to take the rubber game of a five-game series.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t all good news as the Mets may have potentially lost lefthander Jon Niese for an extended period of time after he came out of the game in the fourth inning with shoulder discomfort. Niese motioned for the trainers to come out after delivering a pitch to Tyler Pastornicky and pointed to his shoulder. For a few weeks, he had been dealing with what the team has called shoulder tendinitis. Hopefully, he’ll be fine.
After Niese departed the game and the Mets down 3-2, David Aardsma, LaTroy Hawkins, Brandon Lyon, Josh Edgin and Bobby Parnell all pitched in relief and combined to toss 5.2 scoreless innings, holding the Braves offense at bay until the Mets would come back to take the lead.
The star of the game was Wright, who blasted two solo home runs, his 10th and 11th homers of the season, while going 3-for-4 at the plate. Andrew Brown, fresh up from Triple-A Las Vegas, walloped a pinch-hit in the fifth, his first as a Met, to tie the game at 3-3. Then Josh Satin ripped a pinch-hit RBI double to drive home Omar Quintanilla with what would be the winning run. For Satin, it was his fifth straight time on base in five plate appearances.
Defensive play of the game…
Atlanta entered the series an MLB-best 23-8 at home this season, but lost three of five games to the Mets, and it was also their first series loss at Turner Field in 2013. #LOLBraves
Our own Ed Leyro and founder of Studious Metsimus pointed out on Twitter that Wright at 30 years old has 32 home runs against the Braves, while Chipper Jones at 30 only had 26 homers against the Mets. Can you say Braves Killer!
The Mets now head to Philly for a weekend series. RHP Jeremy Hefner (1-6, 3.96 ERA) opposes LHP Cole Hamels (2-10, 4.40) at 7:05 PM on Friday. Please note that my 2013 Mets Sleeper of the Year has the better ERA.
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