The New York Mets dropped the final game of the series against the Atlanta Braves, 14-6, on Wednesday at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Mets lost the series, 2-1. After a 6-1 win on Monday, the Mets were outscored 23-9 in the final two games of the series.
The one major highlight of the third game for the Mets on Wednesday was that New York third baseman David Wright tied Darryl Strawberry's franchise record with his 733rd RBI. Wright's RBI came on an infield single in the fifth inning. He finished 2-5 at the plate with 3 RBI.
The Mets held their own for the first half of the game and only trailed 6-4 going into the bottom of the 5th inning. Ike Davis started the scoring in the first inning with a solo shot, his third homer of the season. Wright's RBI hits in 3rd and 5th innings kept the Mets in the game. However, the Braves rattled off eight runs from the 5th inning onward to cruise to the win.
R.A. Dickey was shelled in his first loss of the season for the Mets. In 4.1 innings, Dickey gave up eight earned runs on eight hits (3 homers). He also walked two batters and struck out five. Jair Jurrjens got the start for the Braves but was lifted after 4 innings. Cristhian Martinez came in after Jurrjens and picked up the win for two innings of work. Martinez allowed one run on three hits.
The Mets had 14 hits on the day compared to Atlanta's 16. Both teams were similarly good with runners in scoring position. However, the Mets left 11 men on base compared to just six by the Braves.