Although the Met offense looked great today, pounding the Braves’ pitching staff for seven runs on eleven hits, the real story of the day may have been what Niese did- or almost did.
The Mets offense may have been overshadowed a bit by Niese, but they were still impressive. Ruben Tejada had a great game from the leadoff spot, going 4-5 with two doubles and two RBI. Daniel Murphy had a nice game at the plate as well, finishing 2-5. The Mets roughed up Braves starter Mike Minor for six runs in five innings.
David Wright went 1-1, and walked twice. He made the Atlanta staff work, seeing 23 total pitches in the game. Wright continued to impress. His on-base percentage over these past three games now stands at .692.
Manny Acosta came in to relieve Jonathon Niese in the seventh, and after giving up a sacrifice fly to Jack Wilson, he wasn’t bad. He threw 1 2/3 and struck out two. Tim Byrdak came in to get the last out of the eighth before handing it over to Frank Francisco. Francisco got his third save of the year in a 1-2-3 frame in the ninth.
The Mets completed the sweep today of the Braves, and move on to face the Nationals at 7:10 on Monday night.