Braves: 4 New York Mets: 0
Mets Blanked By Braves in Series Opener
The Mets were unable to build off of a great performance by R.A. Dickey Thursday afternoon, getting shut down by the Braves Friday night 4-0. A difficult second half of the season continues for the Mets, as they are going in the wrong direction in the standings getting closer to the cellar than the top.
It was a highly anticipated night in
as Matt Harvey was making his debut at Citi Field. The air was quickly taken out of the stadium
as Jason Heyward hit a two-run homerun in the top of the first inning. That homerun would prove to be all the Braves
would need to defeat the Mets tonight.
Josh Egdin would surrender another two-run homerun later in the eighth inning, this time off the bat of Dan Uggla.
Paul Maholm was able to shut the Mets offense down, throwing a gem in surrendering only three hits and striking out five. Maholm ended the hitting streak of Ruben Tejada at a career high 14 games.
Next up for the Mets is a Saturday night game which Johan Santana (6-7, 3.98 ERA) will make his return from the DL against Kris Medlen (2-1, 2.37 ERA). Santana is likely to be on a 90 pitch limit, meaning the Mets bullpen could be in for a full day of work and needs to step up.