7:10 PM ET, September 10, 2007
Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York
• Summary: Oliver Perez improved his record against the Braves to 4-1 this season, allowing five hits with seven strikeouts as the Mets pushed Atlanta further from the postseason. The Braves, fifth in the NL wild-card, fell to a season-high 9½ games behind New York in the division.
• Missing fire power: Chipper Jones (strained muscle) and Andruw Jones (illness) were scratched from Atlanta's lineup minutes before the first pitch.
• Unsung hero: David Wright hit his 28th homer, a two-run shot, in the sixth to give the Mets a 3-0 lead.
• Figure this: New York's Moises Alou extended his hitting streak to 15 games with his first triple of the season in the sixth inning.
• Quotable: "It's fun to just sit back and see the swagger that we have. That's something that I think we've been missing a little bit this year, and we have that right now." -- Wright
-- ESPN.com news services
Mets 3, Braves 2
The Braves fell to 16-23 in one-run games. ... Mets LF Moises Alou extended his hitting streak to 15 games with his first triple of the season in the sixth. It's the longest current streak in the majors. ... Wright got his 31st stolen base in the eighth.
Regular Season Series
|Series tied 9-9 (as of Mon 9/10)|
|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||Recap|
|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||Box Score|
|Tue 9/11||ATL 13, @NYM 5||Recap|
|Wed 9/12||@NYM 4, ATL 3||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Braves | Mets|
|1st||C Beltran grounded into fielder's choice to second, J Reyes scored, D Wright out at second.||0||1|
|6th||D Wright homered to left center, J Reyes scored.||0||3|
|7th||B McCann homered to right, J Francoeur scored.||2||3|
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|Stadium||Shea Stadium, Flushing, NY|
|Attendance||48,557 (115.8% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||73 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Brian Runge, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Bruce Froemming, Third Base - Mark Wegner|