7:10 PM ET, April 20, 2007
Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York
• Summary: Tim Hudson allowed five hits in eight innings as the Braves moved into first place in the NL East with a 7-3 victory over the Mets.
• Goat: Mets starter Mike Pelfrey (0-1) lasted five innings, allowing four runs and six hits. He struck out three, walked two and hit a batter with a pitch.
• Figure this: David Wright went 0-for-3 with a walk to end his Mets-record hitting streak at 26 games.
• Quotable: "Too much Mr. Hudson tonight. He was superb. He's been going great all year. Maybe the next time we get him he won't be so good." -- Mets manager Willie Randolph.
• Elias Says: Hudson's 3-0 with a 0.62 ERA in four starts this season. The last pitcher to win at least 3 of his first 4 starts, with an ERA as low as 0.62, was Chuck Finley for the Angels in 1998 (3-0, 0.56).
Braves 7, Mets 3
Lo Duca confronted a New York tabloid reporter before Friday's game, apparently upset with the paper's coverage. "Stay out of my life," he yelled. It wasn't immediately clear what angered him. Infielder Julio Franco and a member of the Mets media relations department stood between Lo Duca and the reporter until Lo Duca left the area. Lo Duca was also upset last summer when the tabloids reported about him gambling on horse races and his personal life. Lo Duca started after sitting out Thursday with a bone bruise on his right hand. ... A fan sitting near the Mets dugout behind home plate was ejected from the game in the bottom of the eighth. Renteria, standing on second base, appeared to complain to umpire Paul Emmel about something the fan was doing. The Braves said afterward that the fan had some sort of laser pointer.
Regular Season Series
|Series tied 9-9 (as of Fri 4/20)|
|Fri 4/6||NYM 11, @ATL 1||Recap|
|Sat 4/7||@ATL 5, NYM 3||Recap|
|Sun 4/8||@ATL 3, NYM 2||Recap|
|» Fri 4/20||ATL 7, @NYM 3||Box Score|
|Sat 4/21||@NYM 7, ATL 2||Recap|
|Sun 4/22||ATL 9, @NYM 6||Recap|
|Tue 5/22||@ATL 8, NYM 1||Recap|
|Wed 5/23||NYM 3, @ATL 0||Recap|
|Thu 5/24||@ATL 2, NYM 1||Recap|
|Tue 8/7||ATL 7, @NYM 3||Recap|
|Wed 8/8||@NYM 4, ATL 3||Recap|
|Thu 8/9||ATL 7, @NYM 6||Recap|
|Fri 8/31||NYM 7, @ATL 1||Recap|
|Sat 9/1||NYM 5, @ATL 1||Recap|
|Sun 9/2||NYM 3, @ATL 2||Recap|
|Mon 9/10||@NYM 3, ATL 2||Recap|
|Tue 9/11||ATL 13, @NYM 5||Recap|
|Wed 9/12||@NYM 4, ATL 3||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Braves | Mets|
|1st||C Jones homered to right center, K Johnson scored.||2||0|
|3rd||B McCann hit a ground rule double to deep right, C Jones scored, A Jones to third.||3||0|
|3rd||A Jones scored, B McCann to third on wild pitch by M Pelfrey.||4||0|
|7th||J Francoeur walked, E Renteria scored, C Jones to third, A Jones to second.||5||0|
|7th||C Wilson walked, C Jones scored, A Jones to third, J Francoeur to second.||6||0|
|7th||A Jones scored, J Francoeur to third, C Wilson to second on wild pitch by A Burgos.||7||0|
|9th||M Alou grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, C Beltran scored, D Wright out at second, M Alou to second on throwing error by second baseman K Johnson.||7||1|
|9th||S Green homered to right, M Alou scored.||7||3|
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|Stadium||Shea Stadium, Flushing, NY|
|Attendance||47,547 (113.4% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||52 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Rick Reed|