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Chris Young was good, but the Mets' bats were no match for the Braves' pitching.
Even though Chris Young pitched well in his final start of the season — six innings, six strikeouts, and two walks with two runs allowed on seven hits — the Mets just couldn't do anything against Mike Minor and the Braves' outstanding bullpen.
Atlanta plated the first run of the game in the bottom of the first on a ground out by Jason Heyward. Young kept them off the board until the sixth, when Martin Prado doubled in a run to put the Braves up by two. That was more than enough to beat the Mets, who managed just three hits and didn't draw a single walk in Minor's six-and-one-third innings.
Jonnny Venters allowed two singles in the eighth, but the first was erased on a double play. The second didn't come around to score, either. The Mets got a rare pair of baserunners against Craig Kimbrel thanks to a Dan Uggla error and a pitch that plunked David Wright's thigh, but again, they weren't able to score.
We knew it was over when...
The Mets failed to score against Venters in the eighth.
- Young finishes the year with a decent 4.15 ERA, 6.26 K/9, and 2.82 BB/9 in 115 innings spanning twenty starts.