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Brandon Beachy allows two runs over 4.0 innings in no-decision on rehab start
Atlanta Braves’ right-hander Brandon Beachy tossed 4.0 innings of two-run baseball in his first rehab start for Gwinnett, and the Braves (19-30) scored two runs in the seventh to upend the Toledo Mud Hens, 3-2 on Friday night at Coolray Field. Back-to-back doubles by Joe Leonard and Paul Janish ignited the come-from-behind victory.
Following Beachy’s outing, Yohan Flande (W, 2-4) was excellent in relief. The lefty picked up the victory, tossing 3.2 innings of scoreless baseball. He allowed two hits and struck out four. Wirfin Obispo and Pat Egan dusted off the Mud Hens for the final four outs. Egan (S, 1) recorded his first save of the season, pitching a scoreless ninth.
A two-run home run for Edward Salcedo in the eighth provided the only Braves runs
The New York Mets have never had a suspended game.
Still, manager Terry Collins is certain about how he’s going handle his pitchers for the completion.
The Mets rallied in the rain to tie their game with the Braves 5-5 in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday night after Evan Gattis had a two-run, pinch-hit single in the top half to put Atlanta ahead, but the teams will have to wait a day to finish it because the game was suspended after a 75-minute delay.
”I’m going to start the game with a relief pitcher,” Collins said. ”Otherwise, if the thing’s over in 10 minutes, the guy’s already warmed up, now he has to sit for an hour. That’s not what I want to happen.”
Braves-Mets suspended, game to resume Saturday (Fox Sports)
The manager is not so sure now.
Evan Gattis had a two-run, pinch-hit single in the top of the eighth, then the Mets rallied to tie it in a downpour in the bottom half before the game between Atlanta and New York was suspended with the score 5-5 Friday night.
Braves vs. Mets suspended after eight innings, to resume Saturday (AJC Free side version)
Braves center fielder B.J. Upton’s fielding error on Daniel Murphy’s two-out RBI single in the eighth allowed Ruben Tejada to advance to third base, and he scored the tying run on Anthony Varvaro’s wild pitch in the dirt…er, mud.
“They were trying to get the game in, to complete that inning,” said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, who said he didn’t have a problem with the umpires continuing play in the bottom of the eighth. “That’s the protocol. Try to get it through, try to keep playing and finish the inning. And give the home team either a chance to come back in the bottom of the inning or us to (record) three outs.. . .
Braves 3B coach Snitker out Friday for back exam (AJC Free Side)
Braves third-base coach Brian Snitker stayed in Atlanta to have his back examined Friday after experiencing what manager Fredi Gonzalez described as leg numbness or “drop foot” symptoms.
. . .drop foot, “is a general term for difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. If you have foot drop, you may drag the front of your foot on the ground when you walk. Foot drop isn’t a disease. Rather, foot drop is a sign of an underlying neurological, muscular or anatomical problem. Sometimes foot drop is temporary. In other cases, foot drop is permanent.”