Braves 5 – Mets 3 July 16, 2009

This game felt like Mets-Braves games of years recently past. Oliver Perez had a pretty good start, keeping the Mets in the game. He went 6 innings giving up 3 runs and left with the game in a tie. The bullpen came in a let the game go. Then the Mets couldn’t put up any offense after the fourth inning. And of course, Chipper Jones was the one to hit the tie-breaking RBI single in the seventh inning.

Bobby Parnell was terrible again giving up 2 hits to the two batters he faced. Pedro Feliciano and Pat Misch threw some gas on the fire as well.

The Mets only had 6 hits and 3 walks in the game. As usual, they only had 1 hit after the sixth inning.

The Mets drop the first game of the four game series in Atlanta.


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Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.