The New York Mets (16-8) defeated the Atlanta Braves (6-19) this evening at Citi Field by the final score of 4-1. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…
- Bartolo Colon was dominant this evening pitching 8 innings of shutout ball only allowing 7 hits, walking none, and striking out 7.
- David Wright was 2-3 with a solo HR. He has now hit 36 career home runs against the Braves which is tied with the Phillies for his most against any opponent.
- Yoenis Cespedes was 1-4 with a 2-run HR.
- Lucas Duda was 1-3 with a solo HR, going back-to-back with Cespedes in the bottom of the 1st.
- Jeurys Familia pitched the ninth and allowed a run on 2 hits, while striking out 1.
Another dominant win for the Mets tonight over the Braves, as the offense flexed it’s muscles early with three home runs in the bottom of the first inning. After receiving the run support Bartolo Colon, was in a tough situation just once during the rest of the game which occurred in the bottom of the third with runners on first and second with two outs. Colon got A.J. Pierzynski to pop out to David Wright to end the threat, and Colon retired the next ten straight hitters. Congratulations to Colon on surpassing Pedro Martinez on the all-time Dominican pitcher’s win list, as he is now in sole position of second place with win number 220 tonight. Juan Marichal tops the list with 243 wins. I would have loved to see Colon come back and pitch the ninth as he was only at 99 pitches, and was on pace to break the Mets record for oldest pitcher to throw a shutout. Colon actually set the record last season on September 5th against the Marlins, and almost had the opportunity to break his own record. Either way Colon had a fantastic outing on a night he was able to reach a historic milestone.
Yoenis Cespedes also had a historic night as his home run tonight made him the fastest Mets player to hit 25 home runs in a Mets uniform. Cespedes accomplished that feat in 77 games, and the previous record holder was Carlos Delgado who did it in 88 games. It is an unbelievable transformation that Cespedes has contributed to this lineup, as this team has been on another level offensively since his acquisition last July. With the way Cespedes is swinging the bat he will make sure his name is thrown in the NL MVP race at the end of the season.
- The Mets will look to take their sixth straight series tomorrow evening in game two of their three game set against the Atlanta Braves. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm et and can be seen on SNY.
- Matt Harvey who looks to be trending up will make the start for the Mets (2-3, 4.76 ERA) against Braves right-hander Matt Wisler (0-2, 4.26 ERA).