[sny-box color="fff"]The Mets scored four runs in the third inning, and three runs in the sixth, thanks to RBI singles by Marlon Byrd, John Buck and Daniel Murphy, as well as run-producing extra base hits from Buck and David Wright.
Zack Wheeler pitched well most of the day, giving up four runs (including two home runs) over six innings, while striking out five batters.
David Ardsma, LaTroy Hawkins and Bobby Parnell faced 11 batters, gave up one hit, one walk and no runs.
The Mets split the four-game series with the Braves and finished 4-3 on the seven-game home stand.
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The Mets caught a break in the sixth inning. David Wright was credited with a triple on a play that (according to the replay) was clearly a ground-rule double. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez argued the call, the umps gathered to discuss, but they kept Wright at third. Daniel Murphy was allowed to score, and Wright eventually scored on Buck's double. The game was basically over after that.
Wheeler keeps staying afloat. He looks really good some innings, but he struggles in others. All in all, though, he stays above water and it's clear he has the tools. He kept his walks down today and the first run was unearned, all of which is good, but he also gave up more home runs and he still seems to be struggling to command his fastball, which is supposed to be his bread and butter.
My game ball goes to the bullpen for never letting this game get interesting again. It was nice to be on cruise control for once...
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The Mets play a double-header against the Nationals on Friday in Washington DC. Jenry Mejia will start Game 1 at 1:35 pm against Jordan Zimmerman, while Matt Harvey will take on Ross Ohlendorf in Game 2 at 7:35 pm.