Oliver Perez? No problem. The Braves got six runs in the first three innings and held on from there. Diaz opened the scoring with a solo homer in the first. McCann singled in Francoeur in the second, then came around on an Escobar double to make it 3-0. Francoeur hit a homer in the third, scoring the Joneses, to make it 6-0.
Carlyle had no problems the first time through the order, but allowed one run on a double play in the fourth, then two runs built around a triple in the fifth. Bobby went to the pen in the sixth, and the pen was outstanding. Mahay walked the first man he faced, but erased him on a double play. The only other baserunner the Mets would get would reach on an error facing Soriano in the eighth, but he too was erased on a double play.
The Braves added a run in the seventh on a sac fly. All in all, they pounded out fifteen hits, four by Francoeur and three by Chipper. Francoeur had two doubles; if only he could have stretched one of them to a triple… Prado was called up, Devine sent down. Prado had a pinch double in the eighth but was stranded.