3-2 Extra Inning Win Punctuates Braves Sweep Of Mets

Sweep!

In Chipper Jones' final game in New York, the Braves won 3-2 in extra innings to sweep the Mets. Tommy Hanson was solid, but matched by Chris Young as each starter allowed 2 runs. The Braves finally cashed in with runners in scoring position in the 10th inning, as the suddenly-hot Brian McCann hit a game winning sacrifice fly for Atlanta.

Tommy Hanson started for Atlanta and, despite laboring a bit at times, pitched well for the Braves. The Mets struck first in the 4th inning, as Ike Davis scored Daniel Murphy on an RBI infield single. The Mets would score their only other run in the 6th, when a David Wright double scored Murphy again. Wright's RBI double would chase Hanson, but Hanson kept the Braves firmly in the game. His final line was 5.2 innings pitched, 2 runs on 4 hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts.

Atlanta scored two off Mets' starter Chris Young as well, scoring once in the 5th when Michael Bourn singled home Jose Constanza, who had doubled to lead off the inning. Atlanta struck again in the 6th when Brian McCann gave a Young pitch a ride into the rightfield bleachers for his 20th home run of the year. It was McCann's second game in a row with a homer, and he appears to finally be starting to grind out good at-bats and square up balls. Truly a great sign for the Braves chances moving forward.

After 6, the score was knotted at 2-2, and stayed that way until the 10th inning, despite several opportunities for both teams. Martin Prado led off the 10th inning with an infield single, and moved to second on a groundout by Jason Heyward. Bobby Parnell then intentionally walked Freddie Freeman to bring up Dan Uggla. Uggla put together an awesome at-bat, running the count full and fouling pitches off before drawing a walk to load the bases with one out. That brought up Brian McCann, who drilled a deep fly ball for the game-winning sacrifice fly.

Peter Moylan pitched a scoreless 10th for his first save in years. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth in what was a rare move by Fredi Gonzalez. The move worked like a charm however, as Kimbrel was able to shut down the heart of the Mets order.

The Braves head to Milwaukee tomorrow to take on the Brewers. Mike Minor will take on Wily Peralta in game one. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. EST

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