Mets 4- Braves 3 May 5, 2009

The Mets complete the 2-game sweep of the Braves in Atlanta tonight. That was a close one that shouldn’t have been as close as it was. Livan Hernandez was outstanding tonight going 6.1 innings giving up only 1 run. He only threw 74 pitches on the night. It was a really good game for him. He had a nice sacrifice bunt and threw out a runner at third as well. Great game for him.

David Wright had two hits again tonight but still looks like he has a wicked upper cut to me. But if he can keep hitting I guess it really doesn’t matter. Ramon Castro was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and an RBI. He’s been making a case to get the bulk of the playing time at catcher until Brian Schneider gets back from the disabled list.

The real fun came at the end of the game. Carlos Delgado had a nice 2 RBI single with the bases loaded to make the score 4-1. It turned out that they needed those runs. Delgado dropped a routine pop up with 2 outs and 2 runners on. That kept the inning alive and the Braves scored two runs off Francisco Rodriguez. But it wasn’t enough to avoid the sweep as the Mets were able to get out of the jam.

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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.