Mets End Seven-Game Losing Streak With 3-2 Win Against Braves

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Mets 3, Braves 2: Mets End Seven-Game Losing Streak

(Sports Network) - Josh Thole had a pair of run-scoring singles, as the New York Mets snapped their seven-game slide with a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves in the finale of a three-game set at Turner Field.

Jose Reyes had a pair of hits and scored twice, while Ike Davis went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI single for the Mets, who won for the first time since defeating Washington, 8-4, on April 9.

Dillon Gee (1-0), taking the spot in the rotation for Chris Young, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday with biceps tendinitis, gave up one run on five hits with a pair of walks over 5 2/3 effective innings. The right-hander struck out four. Francisco Rodriguez locked the game down in the ninth despite allowing the leadoff hitter to reach. It was his second save of the season.

Jason Heyward had a solo homer and rookie Freddie Freeman added a run-scoring single to account for the offense for Atlanta, which has split its last six games overall.

Tommy Hanson (1-3) threw five innings, allowing three runs on five hits with a pair of walks and fanned nine, but was tagged with the loss.

Final - 4.17.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Mets 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 0
Atlanta Braves 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 0
WP: Dillon Gee (1 - 0)
SV: Francisco Rodriguez (2)
LP: Tommy Hanson (1 - 3)

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New York Mets At Atlanta Braves: Dillon Gee Makes His Season Debut

With losses in 10 of their last 11 games (seven in a row) and Chris Young placed on the disabled list yesterday, the New York Mets will turn to Dillon Gee this afternoon (1:35 p.m. EST, PIX 11) and his five major-league starts to try to get the Mets back to winning again. It won't be easy for Gee, as the Atlanta Braves will send out talented right-hander Tommy Hanson.

Just 15 games into the season and the Mets are already in a deep losing funk. The starting pitching has been bad, for a while, the relief efforts were destroying hopes of keeping the game close -- and now, the hitting has been MIA. Just when one thing seems resolved, another rears its ugly head.

Gee has started two games for Triple-A this season, and is 1-1 with a 4.63 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. He's not an overpowering pitching by any means but gave the Mets decent innings at the end of last season upon his callup (2-2 in five starts with a 2.18 ERA and 1.21 WHIP). Hanson had a rocky start to the year but his latest start against the Marlins resembled the Hanson of old as he tossed seven innings, didn't allow a run and struckout five. He's 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the year -- and he's 3-1 with a 1.76 ERA against the Mets in his career.

Terry Collins has decided to shake up the lineup today, and will bat Josh Thole second. Angel Pagan will bat sixth.


New York Mets At Atlanta Braves: Friday Night's Game Rained Out

Friday night's game between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves at Turner Field has been rained out.  The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, the Mets second double dip in three days.

The first game will be on FOX with first pitch scheduled for 4:10.  Friday's scheduled starter for the Mets, D.J. Carrasco will take the mound against Derek Lowe.

SNY will carry the second game between Mike Pelfrey and Jair Jurrjens.

Postponed - 4.15.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
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