Tomahawk Take’s Editorial Notes: In a game that seemed to never end, the Atlanta Braves walk away the losers after a Curtis Granderson walk-off sac fly in the 14th inning. The New York Mets improved to 9-9 and the Braves currently sit at 12-6.
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|Freddie Freeman 1B||5||0||1||1||1||1||.397||1.202|
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|Chris Johnson 3B||6||0||1||0||0||0||.279||.697|
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|Gerald Laird C||1||0||0||0||3||0||.188||.600|
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|Luis Avilan P||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Anthony Varvaro P||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Ramiro Pena PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||.235||.786|
|Gus Schlosser P||1||0||1||0||0||0||1.000||2.000|
|David Hale P||2||1||0||0||0||1||.000||.000|
|Jordan Schafer PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||.200||.500|
|Ian Thomas P||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|David Carpenter P||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Evan Gattis PH-C||3||0||0||0||0||1||.286||.871|
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Mets survive 14-inning marathon with 4-3 win over Atlanta Braves
Tomahawk Take’s Editorial Notes: The Atlanta Braves take the loss in the 14th inning of Sunday’s game against the New York Mets. The Braves had some high moments – Jason Heyward going 3-6, B.J. Upton with an RBI double, Justin Upton had a triple, David Hale went 6innings only allowing two runs with five strikeouts and Gus Schlosser helping Fredi Gonzalez out by going 3.2 innings. But then the bad – two costly errors by Dan Uggla, another by Justin Upton and a team combined 10-49 at the plate.
Curtis Granderson’s afternoon to forget was approaching almost five hours of torture. Already hearing boos every time his name was announced at Citi Field because of a nightmarish start to the season, the Mets right fielder only ratcheted up the displeasure among those wearing blue and orange.
“You can’t help but hear them,” Granderson said of the constant boos. “I hadn’t given them much to cheer about up to that point.”
NL EAST Notes: Mets, Braves
Tomahawk Take’s Editorial Notes: Aaron Harang, who is this guy? The 36-year-old is currently holding the MLB league leading ERA with a .70 ERA. This guy has been sensational for the Atlanta Braves and hopes to continue his success on the mound.
The Braves brought on Aaron Harang near the end of Spring Training to eat innings in the season’s early going, but now that he’s posted a Majors-leading 0.70 ERA in four starts, their plans have changed. In fact, Harang was removed after giving up zero hits through seven innings against the Mets yesterday to help preserve his arm. Manager Fredi Gonzalez says he wants 25-27 more starts from the veteran, according to David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Tomahawk Take’s Editorial Notes: Jeff Francoeur has shown up in the Braves news frequently in the past few weeks. First the month long prank his teammates pulled on him and now for being on the mound during an actual game. Francoeur was able to get through the inning he pitched in harmless for a 1-2-3 inning.
With the El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres affiliate) getting blown out by the Las Vegas 51′s (Mets affiliate), outfielder Jeff Francoeur took the mound for some mop-up duty. Francoeur had never pitched in his professional career dating back to 2002.