April 18, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (22) taps the head of teammate Freddie Freeman (5) head to celebrate Freeman's two-run home run in the fifth inning against the New York Mets at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
Well, it wasn't a sweep, but the Braves managed to win two out of three against the Mets to gain some measure of revenge for the sweep. The bats broke out in a big way the last two games of the series, beating up a couple of pitchers that are usually tough on the Braves in Johan Santana and R.A. Dickey.
Through the first four games with the Mets, the Braves were 1-for-21 with RISP. The last two games, they hit an even .500 (12-for-24). They also scored 24 runs in the series compared to just seven in New York.
Jason Heyward was 4-for-12 in the series, extending his hitting streak to eight games. His career high streak is 10 games, set his rookie year in 2010.
The 14 runs scored in Wednesday's win were the most the Braves scored in a game since August 22, 2010 when they dropped 16 runs on the Cubs.
Chipper Jones's RBI double in Wednesday's game was his 156th RBI against the Mets, ranking third most behind Willie Stargell (182) and Mike Schmidt (162), so he could very well pass Schmidt by season's end. Won't Mets fans miss Chipper when he's gone?
Dan Uggla finally got the 0-fer monkey off his back against R.A. Dickey. He had been 0-for-23 against him entering Wednesday before belting a two-run homer.
With pinch-hits by Chipper and Matt Diaz Wednesday, Braves pinch-hitters are now 6-for-18 (.333) off the bench.
Randall Delgado earned his first home win in Tuesday's game after five previous starts at Turner Field. It was also his first career start against the Mets.
With a scoreless inning Wednesday, Chad Durbin broke a streak of seven straight appearances in which he allowed a home run.
Michael Bourn stole four bases in the series. He only had two in the first nine games.
The Braves will not see the Mets again until after the All-Star Break. Their next series will be in Arizona starting Thursday.