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Atlanta Braves v. Mets: Live Game Blog 4/19/14- Archive

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Tonight's starting pitcher Bartolo Colon #40 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tonight’s starting pitcher Bartolo Colon #40 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

It’s a beautiful Saturday night here at Citi Field. First pitch is coming up at 7:10pm

Line-ups:

Braves:
RF- Jason Heyward
CF- B.J. Upton
1B- Freddie Freeman
LF- Justin Upton
C- Evan Gattis
2B- Dan Uggla
3B- Chris Johnson
SS- Andrelton Simmons
P- Ervin Santana

Mets:
LF- Eric Young Jr.
2B- Daniel Murphy
3B- David Wright
RF- Curtis Granderson
CF- Chris Young
1B- Lucas Duda
C- Travis d’Arnaud
SS- Ruben Tejada
P- Bartolo Colon

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Colon is just finishing up his warm up pitches. 

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First pitch 7:11pm

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Heyward with a hopper to Duda for the first out. 

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B.J. Upton flies out to Chris Young for the 2nd out.

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Freeman with a base hit to left center. 

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Colon gets Justin Upton looking for the final out of the first.

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EYJ is making Santana work. 7 pitches so far. 

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And with that EYJ walks.

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EYJ steals 2nd.  That’s his 10th SB on the season. 

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Murphy flies out to B.J. Upton. EYJ to 3rd. 

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David Wright extends his hitting streak to 10 games with an RBI single.

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Granderson grounds out to Freeman. Wright to 2nd.

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Chris Young pops out the Uggla to end the 1st. 1-0 Mets

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Gattis flies out to Granderson for the first out of the 2nd. 

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Dan Uggla strikes out swinging.

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Chris Johnson flies out to CY to end the top of the 2nd.  

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Duda lines sharply to center for a double and takes third on a throwing error by Chris Johnson. 

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d’Arnaud to 2nd and Duda out at home on a fielders choice. 

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Tejada out on a fly ball to Heyward. 

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Colon strikes out to end the 2nd. Still 1-0 Mets.

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Andrelton Simmons leads off the 3rd with a single to right

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Santana showing bunt

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Simmons out at 2nd on a FC (Duda to Tejada). Santana safe at first.

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Heyward flies out to center for the 2nd out. 

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Colon walks B.J. Upton. Santana to 2nd. 

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Freeman safe at first on a wild throw by Colon. Santana and B.J. Upton score. 2-1 Braves

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Justin Upton with a hit to left. Freeman to 2nd. 

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Gattis strikes out to end the top of the 3rd.   

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 Freeman credited with 2 RBI.

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EYJ with a walk to lead off the 3rd. 

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Murphy flies out to left.

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EYJ out attempting to steal 2nd. 

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Wright strikes out swinging to end the 3rd.

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Gattis safe at first despite Tejada’s impressive jump throw to first.

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Uggla grounds into a double play. Wright to Murphy to Duda.

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Johnson flies out to Granderson to end the top of the 4th. 

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Sorry for the technical difficulties in the top of the 5th folks!  We’re back.  Braves lead 3-1

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Tejada grounds out Chris Johnson. 

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Colon strikes out swinging.

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EYJ strikes out to end the 5th. Time to shoot t-shirts into the crowd!

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Uggla grounds out to short. 

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Chris Johnson lines out to EYJ.

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Simmons grounds out to Tejada to end the top of the 6th. Colon at 92 pitches. 

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Murphy safe at first. Ball took a funny hop at 3rd. Scored a base hit.

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Let’s go Mets chant breaking out with Wright at the plate.

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Wright strikes out looking. 

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Granderson fouls one back. Someone is taking home a souvenir!

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Heyward misses a popup. Granderson safe at first. Murphy out at 2nd on a fielders choice. 

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Chris Young strikes out to end the 6th. 

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Colon back out for the 7th and strikes out Santana looking.

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Heyward flies out to EYJ.

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Dice-K warming in the pen

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Colon strikes out B.J. Upton to end the top of the 7th. Time to stretch!

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Duda out on a long fly ball to center. 

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d’Arnaud safely on first with a base hit up the middle. 

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Tejada with a bloop single to right. 

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Colon is done for the night as Krik Nieuwenhuis is in to pinch hit. 

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Colon’s final line: 7IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 6K 104 pitches.

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Nieuwenhuis strikes out on a check swing.

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d’Arnaud to 3rd on a wild pitch

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EYJ grounds into a force out. Tejada out at 2nd. Matsuzaka in to pitch the 8th.

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Dice-K strikes out Freeman for the first out of the 8th.

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Justin Upton hits a line shot between Wright and Tejada. 

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Upton steals 2nd on the throw from d’Arnaud. That’s Upton’s 2nd stolen base of the yr

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Gattis grounds out to Duda. Justin Upton scores on a wild pitch from Dice-K.

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Uggla takes a walk. 

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Johnson lines a hit into left. Uggla to 2nd. 

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Simmons’ grounds out to Murphy. Ending the top of the 8th.

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David Carpenter will pitch the bottom of the 8th for the Braves.

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Final line on Santana: 7IP, 6H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 7K, 1WP, 106 pitches.

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Murphy with a base hit just over Uggla’s glove.

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Wright with a hit to right. Murph to 3rd. 

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Murphy and Wright are on the move with Granderson at the plate. 

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Granderson pops out to Johnson. The boo birds are out here in Queens.

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Chris Young lines a hit between Simmons and Johnson. Murphy scores. Wright to 2nd. 4-2 Braves

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Duda gets lucky on a check swing.

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Duda with a long fly out to Heyward. 

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d’Arnaud with a line drive base hit. Wright scores. Young to 3rd.   4-3 Braves. 

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Tejada grounds out to Uggla and with that the Mets threat, and the 8th inning is over. 

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Valverde is coming in to pitch the 9th.

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Schafer pinch hitting and reaches on an error on Valverde. 

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Matsuzaka’s final line: 1IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 1K, 1WP
Carpenter’s final line: 1IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K

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Heyward strikes out as Schafer steals second. 

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B.J. Upton pops out to d’Arnaud

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Mets intentionally walking Freeman

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Valverde pitching inside to Justin Upton. 

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Justin Upton with a three run HR to center. 

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Gattis grounds out to Murphy to end the top of the 9th. Last licks coming up for the Mets.

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Quintanilla in to pinch hit. As is Kimbrel to pitch for the Braves.

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Quintanilla grounds out to Uggla.

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EYJ hit by pitch

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Murphy with a base hit up the middle.  EYJ to 2nd. 

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Wright with a RBI double. Murphy to third. 7-4 Braves

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Granderson strikes out. 

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RBI single for Chris Young. Murphy scores. Wright to 3rd. 7-5 Braves. The Mets are chipping away.

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Chris Young steals 2nd. 

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Kimbrel walks Duda to load the bases. His night is done. Jordan Walden coming in to pitch. 

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d’Arnaud grounds out to short to end the game. 

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Braves win. Thanks for following. We’ll be back tomorrow. First pitch: 1:10.