This team…. ugh. they trailed most of the night, 3-1 with two out and nobody on in the eighth. Renteria walked, Teixeira singled, and McCann walked. Francoeur singled, scoring two to tie it. Rally! Hooray! Only Manny Acosta immediately gave up a single to Beltran in the bottom of the inning, and Beltran scored the go-ahead run on a single, and Wagner got the save. Ugh.
At least it got John Smoltz off the hook for a loss he didn’t deserve. Smoltz went six, allowing six hits and striking out eight. He made one real mistake, leading to a Marlon Anderson homer in the fifth which gave the Mets a 2-1 lead. They made it 3-1 off of Mahay in the seventh.
The Braves’ only other run came on a bases-loaded walk by Andruw in the fourth. They only had five hits, two by Teixeira.