With two games to play on Thursday, game one certainly got off to a wild start.
Armed with a lineup that had Chipper Jones hitting second and Martin Prado hitting sixth, Atlanta broke out the bats in the first inning for three runs, including a two-run double from Freddie Freeman.
The Mets battled back with a big inning of their own in the bottom half. After recording two quick outs, Mike Minor allowed a single, double, walk, and then a grand slam to Jason Bay to give New York a 4-3 lead.
Fortunately for the Braves, the team didn't drop their heads and went back to work against Chris Schwinden, who was making his first career start. Chipper Jones hit a solo-homer in the third inning -- his sixteenth of the season and third against the Mets -- to tie the game at 4-4 and Jason Heyward continued his solid play with an RBI-single up the middle to give Atlanta the lead once again.
A battle between the starters and bullpens ensued until the eighth inning. With the bases loaded, Michael Bourn drew a bases loaded hit-by-pitch to make the score 6-4.
With the score 6-5 after a Nick Evans sacrifice fly in the eighth, Craig Kimbrel entered the game and recorded his 43rd save of the season.