The Atlanta Braves saw their five-game winning streak end on Monday night, falling to the Mets by a score of 6-1. Despite a strong start in the early going from Tommy Hanson, one key at-bat did him and the Braves in, dropping the club back to .500 on the season.
Dillon Gee was the story for the Mets, continuing his dominance over Atlanta. The young righty worked seven innings, allowing just one run four hits and a walk. He struck out five. Jon Rauch and Tim Byrdak both pitched scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
Hanson was cruising for most of the evening before running into trouble in the sixth. With two outs and a runner on third, he fell behind David Wright and eventually intentionally walked him. Ike Davis, who has struggled for most of the 2012 season, battled off a ton of curveballs before getting a hold of one, sending it about 420 feet towards the right field seats. The Mets took a 4-1 lead and would eventually pad on to make the score 7-1 against Livan Hernandez.
Jason Heyward continued to look good at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two hard-hit singles. Jack Wilson was robbed of a homer by Jason Bay in the third. (No, we aren't joking, this actually happened.)
The Braves and Mets will meet once again on Tuesday night. Randall Delgado will take the mound for Atlanta, with Johan Santana going for New York. First pitch is set for 7:10.