Mets 5, Braves 5: Rain halts game after eight innings

Mike Stobe

Rain, rain, go away. Seriously, TRAID the rain.

Friday evening's game between the Mets and Braves was suspended due to rain after eight innings with a score of 5-5. The game will resume tomorrow night beginning at 6:10 PM. Prior to the sky opening up, Atlanta jumped out to a 2-0 first inning lead against Jeremy Hefner on a Freddie Freeman home run. The Mets quickly halved that when Lucas Duda dumped a run scoring bloop single into left field. In the fourth inning, John Buck evened things up with a solo home run, his 11th of the year, and Marlon Byrd's single plated the go-ahead run an inning later.

With the Mets now leading 3-2 after 6 innings, Hefner gave way to LaTroy Hawkins who immediately served up a home run in the 7th to Dan Uggla. Things got worse in the 8th, as the duo of Scott Rice and Greg Burke combined to allow the Braves to score two runs. Behind 5-3 in the 8th, the rains came pouring down but the Mets got a bit of a break as the umpires did not pause the game and Braves' reliever Anthony Varvaro struggled to control the ball. With two men on, Daniel Murphy lined a single into center field plating one run and soon after, Varvaro uncorked a wild pitch to deadlock the score at 5 apiece. That's where they'll pick things up on Saturday evening, headed into the 9th inning.

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by ScottfromPeekskill; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

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1 ScottfromPeekskill 253
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3 Steve Sypa 225
4 mzvalaren 183
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7 robotoverlord 104
8 cstroh8 97
9 GetMetsmerized 82
10 Donovan Rice 80
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