The curse of the TBA strikes the Braves again, as Dillon Gee has held the Braves to just one run through 5.2 innings as the Mets lead, 3-1.
The Mets started the scoring in the first when Jose Reyes doubled to lead off the game and Josh Thole singled him home. Ike Davis later singled home Thole for two runs in the first. The Braves answered in the second inning with a run when Dan Uggla tripled and Freddie Freeman singled him in.
The Braves loaded the bases with no outs in the same inning. Matt Young popped out to shortstop for the first out. With Tommy Hanson up, Fredi Gonzalez figured it would be a smart idea to call a squeeze with two strikes, which resulted in a strikeout and double play when Eric Hinske was tagged out at home. Perhaps the worst decision of the season.
Neither team managed anything until the fifth, when Reyes and Thole repeated themselves with a single, stolen base and single for New York's third run.
Gee allowed one run on five hits in 5.2 innings, walking two and striking out four. He induced seven groundouts to four flyouts. Gee ran out of gas in the sixth, putting two on with two outs before getting pulled at 89 pitches. Chris Capuano came on and induced a groundout by Chipper Jones for the third out.
Hanson allowed three runs on five hits in five innings, walking two and striking out nine. His curveball was perhaps the best it has been since he has been with the Braves, resulting in nearly half of his strikeouts. Due to the high number of strikeouts, he only lasted five innings while throwing 97 pitches, 60 for strikes.
George Sherrill gave up a double to lead off the sixth, but a bunt resulted in a double play. After allowing an infield single with two outs, Sherrill was pulled for Cristhian Martinez, who got the final out in the inning.