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Final Score: Braves 6, Mets 2—Clippard and Collins cost the Mets

Intentional walks are bad.

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The Mets looked listless in a 6-2 loss to the Braves. Matt Wisler once again dominated the Mets, allowing only two runs over seven-plus innings. The big blow of the game came in the fifth, when Terry Collins called for an intentional walk to Nick Markakis with two outs and a runner on. Logan Verrett then surrendered a three-run home run to Hector Olivera, putting the Braves up 4-1. The Mets threatened in the eighth, loading the bases with one out, but only scored one run. Tyler Clippard again struggled, surrendering two runs in the ninth and putting the game out of reach for the Mets.

On the positive side of things, David Wright showed some vintage opposite-field power, driving his fourth home run of the year to right-center field in the first inning. Additionally, the Orioles beat the Nationals 4-1, lowering the Mets' magic number to six (Nick Evans) and holding the division lead at 6.5 games.

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