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Mets 8, Braves 7: Pelfrey Roughed Up Early, Bats Come Alive Late

Mike Pelfrey started today, cruising through 3 innings before imploding in the 4th.  Pelfrey gave up 6 straight hits to start the inning before a David Wright error allowed the 7th consecutive Brave to reach base.  Pelfrey managed to record one out before he was replaced by D.J. Carrasco, who managed to stop the bleeding.  At the end of the inning, however, 7 runs had scored, and they all belonged to Pelfrey.  It was a rough but ultimately meaningless outing for Pelfrey, who struggled mightily last spring before having a pretty good 2010 season.

Carrasco may have allowed some of Pelfrey's runs to score, but he wound up pitching 2.2 innings without allowing any runs of his own on 1 strikeout and 1 walk.  After D.J., the Mets turned to Blaine Boyer, who tossed 2 scoreless frames with 3 strikeouts and 1 walk.  Bobby Parnell wrapped things up with a clean inning with 2 strikeouts and no walks.

A good portion of the Mets' offense was generated by Jason Bay, as he double in a pair of runs in the 3rd inning and singled in another in the 5th.  A Braves bullpen meltdown helped the Mets come back to win the game as they scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th.  

Daniel Murphy, who singled during the 9th inning rally, was 1-for-5 on the day.  Justin Turner, who got the start at second base, was 0-for-4.  Luis Hernandez and Brad Emaus each went 1-for-1.

The updated second base stats:

Emaus 32 0.250 0.351 0.312 53 2
Murphy 51 0.314 0.340 0.431 50 2
Turner 38 0.237 0.275 0.239 40 0
Hernandez 23 0.304 0.360 0.391 3 0

The Mets visit the Tigers tomorrow at 1:05 pm, and although the game won't be broadcast live locally, it is schedule to air on the MLB Network at 8:00 pm.

Game Thread Roll Call
Nice job by sparbz and Russ; their efforts in the game thread embiggen us all.

Num Name # of Posts
1 sparbz 43
2 Russ 43
3 MetsFan4Decades 42
4 Ogre39666 35
5 aparkermarshall 31