Kris Medlen turned in another great start, and the Braves’ offense got him the support he needed in the seventh inning, as Atlanta beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Tuesday night.
For the second straight start, Kris Medlen gave the Braves seven innings, this time allowing just one run, and striking out nine. The lone Mets’ run he allowed came on back to back extra base hits in the sixth. Eric Young Jr. tripled to left over the outstretched glove of Evan Gattis, and Daniel Murphy followed with a double into the right field corner.
Evan Gattis returned to the lineup after a stint in Gwinnett. He went 3-3 at the plate, including a one out solo home run of Mets’ starter Carlos Torres in the seventh inning that tied the game at one. Following the Gattis homer, Torres would walk Dan Uggla, before Andrelton Simmons got a hold of one and deposited it in the left field seats, making it 3-1.
Scott Down and Luis Ayala pitched the eighth inning, and Craig Kimbrel shut the door in the ninth for his 44th save of the season.
The Braves will try for a series sweep during a day game, beginning at 12:10 pm on Wednesday.