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Braves Beat the 1st Place Mets 8-3

Posted by m1fournier on May 11, 2009

828AuJi6Tonight the Atlanta Braves have defeated the New York Mets and Johan Santana by a score of……Led by Yunel Escobar and Matt Diaz the Braves scattered 16 hits. Escobar went 3-4 scoring 2 runs and added 1 RBI, while Diaz went 3-5 with 2 RBI’s and scored 1 run. Escobar has had a recent 3-game hot streak, while Diaz has struggled of late so this is good sign for him as he looks to turn his season around.

Derek Lowe also pitched a great game for the Braves, going 6.2 innings, allowing 5 hits, and 2 earned runs, while walking 2 and striking out 1. It was a good rebound from the last outing where he gave up 7 runs. Hopefully Low250px-Matt_Diaz2e will keep this up. His counterpart Johan Santana went 6.1 innings giving up 2 runs(none earned), walking 1, and striking out 6. Once again Santana was let down by his bullpen and once again D. Lowe was helped out by the bullpen who secured the game for him by shuting down the Mets.

This game marks the 3rd consecutive win for the surging Braves as they look to gain some ground in the standings by beating the Ne85140212ES020_ATLANTA_BRAVEw York Mets. Tonight the Braves were helped out by the hot Casey Kotchman, who had 2 hits and added 2 RBI’s. Also Jeff Francouer also added a hit and 1 RBI. It was a big statement win for the 4th place Braves. They look too make it 5 in a row as Jair Jurrjens goes up against Mike Pelfrey.






Tonight’s Box Score


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