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Mets Vs. Braves Score: Jair Jurrjens Retires New York In Order Through Five As Atlanta Leads, 3-0

Jair Jurrjens has allowed just one hit through five shutout innings as the Braves lead the Mets, 3-0.

The Braves got on the board in the first inning when Dan Uggla poked a single to right field that brought home Chipper Jones after consecutive singles by Jones and Eric Hinske with two outs. After a scoreless second, Atlanta added a run in the third when Chipper Jones singled in Martin Prado following Prado's single and advancement on a bunt.

The third run came in the fifth when Hinske blooped in a single to bring home Prado.

Jurrjens' lone hit allowed was a single by Willie Harris in the second, which was erased by a pickoff. He has retired the Mets in order through five innings, not walking any and striking out two. He has retired 15 of 16 in the game.

Jurrjens is sitting at 68 pitches, 42 for strikes. He has induced six groundouts to six flyouts. The fastball has ranged 88-92 MPH and the slider has shown good bite. The changeup has also been impressive.

For the Mets, Mike Pelfrey has allowed three runs on eight hits in five innings, walking one and striking out three. His control has been pretty solid, and he has induced nine groundouts to one flyout. However, grounders have found holes for the Braves to the tune of several hits.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.