The pitching staff combined to shut out the Mets, and the offense went off on the Mets pitching staff. Add this together and you get a 12-0 win for the Braves.
Tim Hudson pitched four shutout innings on four hits, no walks and four strikeouts. The hits were a Willie Harris double in the first, a Daniel Murphy double in the second, a Harris single in the third and Lucas Duda double in the fourth. Hudson didn't do well to allow three doubles, but he left them all on base and recorded six groundouts to two flyouts. He also had solid control by not walking any and picked up four strikeouts.
Scott Linebrink gave up a single to pitcher R.A. Dickey in the fifth, but he induced a double play by Jose Reyes to end the inning. George Sherrill was perfect in the sixth, getting a groundout by Harris and two strikeouts, all against lefties. This is what he can do.
Peter Moylan gave up a single to Murphy but got two strikeouts for a scoreless seventh. Jonny Venters pitched another perfect inning in the eighth. Jairo Asencio allowed a two-out single to Nick Evans in the ninth, but he struck out two.
If it wasn't a Spring Training game, David Ross would have had a career day. He went 3-4 with five RBI. He singled in two in the first, doubled in two in the second and singled in one in the sixth.
Chipper Jones had his usual Mets onslaught, going 2-2 with two doubles, two RBI and two walks. Alex Gonzalez went 2-4 with a double and RBI single. Matt Young added a RBI single and Nate McLouth went 2-4 with two singles.
Young walked to load the bases in the first. He struck out with two in scoring position in the second. He grounded out to the pitcher in the fifth. He grounded out to second base in the sixth. His RBI came on an infield single in the eighth.
Jose Constanza went 1-2 with a single. Wilkin Ramirez reached on an error in his only trip. Jordan Schafer went 0-5 with a strikeout.
On the infield, Chipper and Shawn Bowman split time at third. Brandon Hicks came in for Gonzalez and doubled in his only trip. Brooks Conrad received a plate appearance and struck out. Joe Mather struck out in his only trip, as well.