The Braves tried to make a game of it when Dan Uggla hit a two run homer in the top of the fourth to narrow the deficit to 4-3. Wood left the game with one out in the bottom of the fifth with runners on second and third after a two base error on Freddie Freeman. Kameron Loe entered the game and managed to keep the Mets from adding to their lead and the Braves escaped the fifth still only down one run. A Freeman homer in the top of the sixth inning tied the game for the Braves but the Mets quickly retook the lead in the bottom of the sixth.
Fredi Gonzalez elected to keep Loe in for a second inning in a tie game and Loe was hammered for three runs in the inning making it 7-4 Mets. One run scored after a Wright hit bounced over the wall, hit the railing, and returned to the field of play and was not ruled a ground rule double. Fredi Gonzalez was ejected for arguing the call and seemed angered by the third base umpires refusal to ask for help on the call. The ground rule double that wasn’t made the game 6-4 and John Buck followed it up with a double to put the Mets ahead by three runs.
The Braves got Chris Johnson on base in the top of the ninth inning but were unable to seriously threaten the lead losing 7-4. The Braves return home to face the best team in the National League the St Louis Cardinals. Alex Wood will likely get at least one more start next week against Colorado but his status in the rotation after that is uncertain.
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