The Mets were stunned by Braves new pitcher Aaron Harang Friday night when he threw 7 no-hit innings to the Mets despite throwing 121 pitches, and walking 6.
Harang is 35 and has been through many seasons as a good pitcher, he is EN FUEGO with Atlanta right now with a 0.70 ERA and a 22-12 strikeout- walk ratio in 4 starts (25 2/3 innings). The Mets got their 1st hit off relief pitcher Luis Avilan when David Wright smacked a 2 out single in the 8th.
The game was 1-0 Braves until they had a 4 run power surge in the 8th inning. Freddie Freeman started the rally with a 2 run shot off Gonzalez Germen. Then something weird happened, Dan Uggla hit a double off the outfield wall and Justin Upton rounded 3rd to go home but the Mets relay throw was great and cacher Travis d’Arnaud tagged him out, but Uggla was going for 3rd and d’Arnaud’s throw was wild and Uggla scored!
A little mistake by the young rookie catcher should be fixed soon. With another 2 runs by Atlanta, the Mets lost 6-0. Hopefully NY can fix it all up and win today. The struggling Bartolo Colon will face off against Ervin Santana of the Braves.
Fun Fact: Aaron Harang pitched for the Mets last year as part of his current 12 year pitching career.