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Mets 4, Braves 0: Gee Doesn't Get A Chance For The Win, But Mets Reach .500

Because a 70-minute rain delay, Dillon Gee did not have a chance to earn his eighth victory of the season. But that doesn't mean he didn't deserve it. In four innings, he was superb, yet again, allowing one hit and two walks, while striking out five Atlanta Braves on the night. New York's 4-0 victory over the Braves means the Mets have reached the .500 mark -- 30-30 -- for the first time since their victory against the New York Yankees on May 20. It's also their eighth win in their past 11 games, and they remain perfect a perfect 10-0 in Gee's starts

The Mets got on the board early on, as Jose Reyes doubled to lead off the game, then reached third base on a throwing error by right-fielder Jason Heyward and Ruben Tejada grounded out to bring Reyes home. Their 1-0 lead became a 3-0 advantage when Angel Pagan homered to right field off of Tim Hudson, bringing home Daniel Murphy. New York had a big chance to break the game open even further in the seventh inning when they had the bases loaded, but only managed one run on a Reyes RBI groundout.

Even more promising for the Mets, their bullpen which allowed just one hit in five innings. D.J. Carrasco came in to relieve Gee, and pitched two perfect innings, striking out one, and Bobby Parnell came in for two more, gave up a hit, and struckout five. If the Mets can get Parnell to command his pitches and throw quality strikes, he could make a nice back-end set-up option. But we all know there are nights that he looks this impressive, then nights we wonder if he'll ever stick in the big leagues. Francisco Rodriguez came in for the ninth inning, a non-save appearance, and fanned one. The Mets allowed just two hits all night.

Final - 6.15.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Mets 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 0
Atlanta Braves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
WP: Bobby Parnell (1 - 1)
LP: Tim Hudson (5 - 6)

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