New York Mets take series win against Atlanta Braves
The New York Mets took the 4-3 victory at Atlanta, over the Braves on Thursday night.
Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese started on the mound, confident that he could play despite suffering a shoulder injury, Newsday reported.
“You’ve got to trust him,” Mets manager Terry Collins told Newsday. “Because you can’t go out there and try to be a hero if your arm is bothering you.”
But after four innings, surely enough, Niese stepped off the mound and during his play time, he gave up three runs and eight hits to Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
David Wright, third baseman for the Mets, made two home runs and, according to the Atlanta Journal, he had a high of 32 home runs scored in 156 games played against the Braves.
Atlanta’s pitcher Mike Minor was on the mound for six innings and allowed three home runs, nine hits and four runs before heading to the team’s dugout.
The Mets won three of the four games to take the series against Atlanta, the first since their Subway series win against the Yankees.