Mets 4 – Braves 2 September 2, 2010

New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana delivers a pitch to the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

The big news is that Johan Santana left the game after the fifth inning with a strained pectoral muscle. He was cruising along pretty well too only allowing 1 run. I’m sure we’ll hear more about how serious it is over the coming days. With the expanded roster and no postseason hopes, Santana may not be seen again until next spring training.

The bullpen did a nice job of holding the Braves to 1 unearned run over the final four innings. Speaking of unearned runs, Joaquin Arias looked pretty shaky at shortstop tonight making one error and another poor throw that could have been a second error.

The offense had 8 hits and 3 walks generating the 4 runs which is an explosion for this sad bunch. David Wright hit a solo homer off Tim Hudson, his 22nd of the season. And Carlos Beltran hit a triple and scored on an overthrow. He still looks like he lost step or two even though he was able to leg out a triple.

The Mets avoid the embarrassment of a sweep by taking the final game of the four game series.

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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.