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Braves and Mets Play Another Close Game, and the Braves prevail in 12

Posted by m1fournier on May 13, 2009

The Braves and Mets played another thrilling game at Citi field, but this time the Braves prevail and beat the 1st place Mets in 12 innings! The Braves starter Jo-Jo Reyes struggled once again only lasting 3.0 innings, giving up 4 hits, 5 earned runs, while walking 3 and striking out no body. Not the start that the Braves were looking from Reyes. But the bullpen picked up some of the slack for him.

The struggles continued for the Braves closers, this time it was Rafael Soriano, giving up a game tying home-run to Gary Sheffield in the bottom of the 8th.Then in the top of the 9th with the scored tied 7-7 Yunel Escobar lead of the inning with a double to deep left. Mets closer Fransisco Rodriguez then intentionally walked Chipper Jones, giving the Braves runners on 1st and 2nd with 0 outs. Garret Anderson then flied out and Escobar was thrown out trying to advance to 3rd. Jeff Francouer then struck out, a great oppurtunity wasted by the Braves offense…7737

It wasn’t until the top of the 12th inning that the Braves would strike when Martin Prado hit a 1 out solo home-run off Ken Takashi to break the 7-7 tie and give the Braves the lead 8-7. An in the bottom of the 12th the Braves called on Mike Gonzalez to hold the 1 run lead. And the first batter he faced, Jose Reyes knocked a double to deep left. Louis Castillo then sacrificed Reyes to 3rd. Gonzalez then got Carlos Beltran to strike out swinging, and then got Gary Sheffield to wiff also to end the game and pick up the save.

For the Braves Chipper Jones, Garrett Anderson, and Omar Infante all had 2 or more hits. Jones hit 2 doubles, 2 runs, and 2 RBIs. While Anderson drove in 3 and had 3 hits. Infante got 2 hits and scored 2 runs for the Braves. It was a great win for the Braves who capped off their road trip and picked up 6 wins while on it. The Braves are off tomorrow, but resume play on Friday against the Diamondbacks.


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