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The Braves scored their first run on a Jason Heyward groundout in the first inning and that would be all that they needed, as Mike Minor combined with the bullpen on a 5-hit shutout victory, 2-0 over the Mets. With a lineup featuring Andres Torres, Mike Nickeas and Jason Bay, the Mets had little answer for Braves' pitching. Young pitched very well, allowing just two runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out six. The Mets had a slight chance in the ninth against closer Craig Kimbrel, as Ruben Tejada reached base on a Dan Uggla error and David Wright was hit by a pitch. But Kimbrel flipped a switch and struck Ike Davis and Lucas Duda to slam the door.
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The Mets play the rubber game against the Braves this afternoon and they'll send Jenrry Mejia to the mound to face off against the red hot Kris Medlen. You can catch the action at 1:35 PM on WPIX 11.
Chris Young was very pleased with his miraculous return from shoulder surgery this season. It's still unbelievable that he was able to make 20 starts.
Hopefully Lucas Duda's big home run yesterday can spark his confidence going forward.
Yesterday At AA
Here is the Storystream from Saturday evening's 2-0 loss to the Braves.
This Date In Mets History for September 29th celebrates the day the Mets hired Casey Stengel as manager 51 years ago.
Around the NL East
The Phillies beat the Marlins 9-5, as Roy Halladay allowed four runs over five innings. Halladay's 4.49 ERA this season is his highest since 2000. Some injury news for the Phillies, as well: Ryan Howard's season is finished after he broke his toe when dropped a lead pipe on it in the on deck circle.
In 10 innings, the Nationals defeated the Cardinals 6-4 on a Kurt Suzuki double and they're now just one win away from clinching their first NL East title. If you're going to watch one video, make sure you watch the video of Mike Morse's reviewed home run. It's totally worth it.
Around the Majors
The A's won in walkoff fashion, 7-4 over the Mariners. Meanwhile, the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays 3-2 and the Orioles beat the Red Sox 4-3 to move back into a first place tie in the AL East.
Miguel Cabrera is leading all three Triple Crown categories.
The Rockies suffered their franchise worst 96th loss on Saturday night.
Royals' first baseman Eric Hosmer, in the midst of a very disappointing season, has a slight tear in his rotator cuff.