Behind a seven-run fifth inning, the Braves took game two from the Mets, 9-2, with another offensive outburst. The big star of the night was David Ross, who became the fourth Brave to hit a grand slam this season. He also added a triple, which he earned standing up (sorry, no belly-flops at third). Derrek Lee chipped in with easily his best game as a Brave, going 3-3 with a double and a walk.
Mike Minor earned the win after some early struggles, allowing seven hits and walking three but only allowing two runs as he went five innings. The bullpen took over there from there and was excellent as ever, throwing four perfect innings with four strikeouts as the wind appeared to have been stolen from the Mets’ sails.
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Tomorrow, the Braves send Tommy Hanson to the mound against Mike Pelfrey.