Chipper Burns Mets Again, Braves Win 6-5

Won't you miss me, Mets fans?

In what could possibly be the last season for Chipper Jones, he left the Mets another reminder of why their fans hate him so much.

Chipper drove in the winning run in the ninth inning and the Braves beat the Mets 6-5 to take the series.

Mike Minor started for the Braves and didn't pitch too badly. He was given an early lead with a monster home run from Jason Heyward leading off the second inning. Though in the bottom of the inning, Mets hitters put together four singles, one of them by pitcher Dillon Gee with two outs, to take a 2-1 lead.

The Braves tied the game in the fourth on Michael Bourn's RBI groundout. In the fifth, Alex Gonzalez blasted a two-out, two-run homer to give the Braves the lead. Jose Constanza hit Gee's very next pitch for his first major-league home run for a 5-2 advantage.

Minor struck out five through five innings, but ran into trouble in the sixth. He walked Jason Bay leading off the inning, but retired the next two hitters. However, Minor couldn't get the third out when a single by Nick Evans forced him from the game. Eric O'Flaherty entered to face pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy and Murphy tapped a slow ground ball to third to score the third Mets run of the game. Willie Harris, playing for an ailing Jose Reyes, followed with an RBI hit of his own to cut the lead to one.

O'Flaherty pitched into the seventh and retired the first two hitters, but Jason Bay reached base with a single and stole second base, then Angel Pagan drove him in to tie the game. Bay reached base five times in the game: three singles, two walks and he scored three runs.

In the ninth, Chipper stepped to the plate with two on and one out against Bobby Parnell, against whom he only had one hit and four strikeouts. Up to that point, the Braves offense had been 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Chipper changed that, slapping a single to right to score Alex Gonzalez, giving the Braves a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

Craig Kimbrel sealed the win with his 34th save. Jonny Venters was wild in the eighth, but he picks up the win.

A scary moment occurred in the seventh inning: Constanza stole second base, but on the slide, he accidently spiked Daniel Murphy in the leg when his foot kicked up after hitting the base. Murphy had to leave the game, but Constanza managed to stay in.

Dan Uggla extended his hitting streak with a single in the eighth inning, but Freddie Freeman went hitless to end his streak at 20.

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