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Mets Vs. Braves Final Score: Jair Jurrjens Pitches Seven Shutout Innings As Braves Win 4-0, Sweeping Doubleheader

Jair Jurrjens allowed just two hits over seven shutout innings to lead the Braves to a 4-0 win over the Mets, sweeping the doubleheader.

Jurrjens faced the minimum through five innings; he gave up a single to Willie Harris in the second but was erased by a pickoff. The only other hit allowed was a double to Daniel Murphy in the sixth, but Murphy was caught stealing third with no outs and down by three.

Jurrjens walked one and struck out four through seven innings. He threw 100 pitches, 58 for strikes, and induced an equal amount of groundouts and flyouts. He didn't allow a single line drive.

Behind Jurrjens, George Sherrill faced three lefties and retired all three in the eighth. Scott Linebrink pitched a scoreless ninth.

Offensively, the Braves had their BABIP normalize in this game, as several bloops and grounders found holes for four runs. Atlanta had 11 hits but only one for extra bases. Eric Hinske went 3-4 with one RBI. Chipper Jones went 2-3 with one RBI. Dan Uggla and David Ross each had one RBI. Martin Prado added two hits, including a double, and scored twice.

The total BABIP for the Braves: .440.

Mike Pelfrey was the victim of the BABIP, allowing 11 hits and four runs in five innings, walking one and striking out three. He didn't pitch bad, inducing nine groundouts to one flyout and three line drives. Most of the hits were not hard hit, but they resulted in four runs.

Pedro Beato pitched two perfect innings behind Pelfrey, striking out three. Taylor Buchholz pitched a scoreless eighth.

For more on the series, Braves fans check out Talking Chop and Mets fans check out Amazin Avenue.

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