July 15, 2012 at 4:46 pm by David Lee under Atlanta Braves
Game MVP: Ben Sheets, 72 game score
Least Valuable Brave: Chip Caray
Most Valuable Met: Daniel Murphy, .018
Least Valuable Met: Johan Santana, 28 game score
5th – (ATL) Michael Bourn RBI double for 1-0 Braves lead, .196
5th – (ATL) Freddie Freeman three-run homer for a 6-0 Braves lead, .079
Sheets had the best 2012 debut that anyone could ask for, including Sheets himself. He was pumping fastballs 90-93, throwing 34 strikes out of 44 fastballs, including five whiffs. Sheets also had five whiffs on the curveball, which he displayed solid command on. And that’s the thing about this outing; not even Fredi Gonzalez, speaking in postgame, expected to see Sheets’ command this good this soon. He had control of all three pitches and carved the Mets up over six innings.