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Mike Minor leaves early, Mets homer twice to beat Braves 4-2

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What's that "2" mean? Did the Braves actually manage to score today? PROGRESS!

Kevin Liles

On the bright side, at least they weren't shut out.

Mike Minor only worked one inning due to shoulder discomfort while the offense actually managed to scrape across a couple of runs, but the end result was the same as it often has been this month with a 4-2 loss.

Minor's lone inning saw him walk Eric Young to start the game, hit Daniel Murphy, and allow a sacrifice fly to Lucas DudaDavid Hale, Juan Jaime, James Russell, David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve took the game the rest of the way, but Hale and Carpenter were tagged for home runs; Dilson Herrera hit a long two-run homer in the second inning off Hale and Granderson tagged Carpenter leading off the eighth for a 4-0 Mets lead.

Jon Niese breezed through seven innings with a shutout for the Mets, but left when the Braves loaded the bases on three one-out singles. Freddie Freeman brought home two of them with a single off Josh Edgin, but neither Justin Upton nor Chris Johnson could do anything. What a shock.

Emilio Bonifacio was the other bright spot for the Braves in the game. He was on base three times, stole two bases, threw out Curtis Granderson at the plate and made a sliding catch to end a scoring threat in the sixth.

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Source: FanGraphs