Final Score: Braves 4, Mets 0
Player of the Game: Matt Harvey- 6 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 101 pitches (64 strikes)
Goat of the Game: Josh Edgin- 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, K
- Harvey struggled to throw strikes early on. In the first inning, he threw 33 pitches, only 18 of them for strikes. He paid for his sub-par command by allowing a two-run homer to Jayson Heyward on a fastball right down the middle of the plate. Harvey struggled with his commend in the next two innings as well. Through three, Harvey threw 38 of 68 pitches (just under 56%) for strikes. Something changed, however, as he began to throw strikes as the game progressed. In his final three innings, he threw 78% of his pitches fro strikes.
- Josh Edgin allowed a two-run home run that sealed the deal for the Braves against Dan Uggla in the eighth inning. Edgin hadn’t allowed a run since July 17 against Washington and hadn’t allowed a home run since his debut, when he gave up a solo shot to Chipper Jones.
- Paul Maholm had an excellent start for Atlanta. He tossed a three-hit shutout, the fourth shutout of his career. Maholm didn’t walk a batter and struck out five.
- Once again, the Mets offense was stifled. They have scored just 13 runs over their last seven games, compared to 34 by their opponents.
- Johan Santana will take the mound (limited to about 90 pitches) against Atlanta tomorrow against Kris Medlen. First pitch is at 7:10.