Atlanta starter Jair Jurrjens surrendered more than two runs for the first time this season as the Braves fell 5-0 to the Mets. Jose Reyes provided the big blow with a bases loaded triple in the seventh. The loss at least temporarily drops Atlanta three games behind the Philadelphia Phillies and one game back of Florida in the National League East.
Mets starter Dillon Gee was the story in this one as he pitched seven scoreless innings while surrendering just four hits. Gee walked two and struck out two. Atlanta got the lead off man on in each of the first, third, and fifth innings but couldn't score. Their best chance came in the fifth when Dan Uggla led off with a double. Uggla advanced to third on an Eric Hinske fly out to right. Joe Mather walked to give the Braves runners at the corners with one out. Jurrjens sacrificed Mather to second before Martin Prado ended the inning by grounding to short.
Jurrjens pitched well for the Braves but ran into trouble in the seventh inning. An Angel Pagan ground out started the inning before Jason Bay reached on an error by Alex Gonzalez. Catcher Josh Thole followed with a double giving the Mets runners at second and third with only one out. Ruben Tejeda reached to load the bases after being hit by a pitch from Jurrjens.
With the bases loaded and one out, New York sent pinch hitter Jason Pridle to the plate to bat for Gee. He responded with a single to right scoring Bay and giving the Mets a 1-0 lead. Fredi Gonzalez replaced Jurrjens with reliever Scott Proctor who immediately gave up a triple to Jose Reyes that cleared the bases and extended the Mets lead to 4-0. Justin Turner followed with a sacrifice fly to score Reyes before Carlos Beltran flied out to end the inning.
Jurrjens surrendered four runs in 6.1 innings pitched although only three were earned. He struck out six and didn't walk a batter. He falls to 7-2 on the season. Dillon Gee improves his record on the season to a perfect 6-0 for the Mets.
Atlanta only mustered four hits in the game while New York's Josh Thole and Daniel Murphy had two apiece. Reyes' triple was his Major League Leading 10th of the season.