August 12, 2012 at 11:14 pm by David Lee under Atlanta Braves
Game MVP: Jon Niese, 70 game score
Least Valuable Met: Bullpen
Most Valuable Brave: Martin Prado, .121
Least Valuable Brave: Jason Heyward, -.262
1st – (ATL) Chipper Jones grounded into an inning-ending double play with a runner on third, -.114
1st – (NYM) David Wright RBI double for a 1-0 Mets lead, .143
2nd – (ATL) Freddie Freeman solo homer for a 2-1 Mets lead, .098
2nd – (NYM) Ruben Tejada RBI single for a 3-1 Mets lead, .098
9th – (ATL) Prado two-run double for a 6-5 Mets lead, .122
9th – (ATL) Heyward strikeout with tying run on third to end the game, -.198
The Braves scored four in the ninth on one hit thanks to a failing Mets bullpen, but with the tying run on third and two outs, Heyward struck out to end the game. It happens. Move on.
Ben Sheets finally ran into a bad outing, allowing five runs on eight hits in six innings, walking one and striking out five. Sheets still had nine ground balls and eight whiffs, but he left enough pitches over the plate to get knocked around some early, resulting in a true .350 BABIP and seven line drives allowed. One start like this isn’t worth a worry; doing this multiple times in a row is when you start worrying.
The bright spots were Freeman’s 15th home run of the season, mashed on a outside cutter by Niese. Prado had two doubles and Bourn added a double.
The Braves couldn’t take advantage of a Nationals loss, but sweeping a team isn’t an easy thing to do, no matter who you are or who you’re playing. Atlanta will head home to host the Padres for four games looking to continue the series wins.