The feast or famine Braves were at it again this afternoon. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, the Bravos feasted on Mets pitching scoring runs in bunches and getting Tim Hudson his 201st win.
The fiesta began in the bottom of the third when Justin Upton drove in Andrelton Simmons and Freddie Freeman doubled in Chris Johnson and Upton. Freeman then scored on a wild pitch. Dan Uggla walked and BJ Upton reached on an infield single (some would call it an error.) Reed Johnson then plated Uggla.
The Mets answered with a two run shot from David Wright in the top of the forth. However, in the fifth, Reed Johnson drove in Evan Gattis and Uggla. Freeman then tacked on a solo shot to left in the sixth and the game appeared to be over.
But the eighth the Mets scored twice and loaded the bases. Marlon Byrd came up representing the tying run with Eric O’Flaherty on the mound. Many Braves fans were having flash backs to Friday night with Byrd took O’Flaherty deep. This time O’Flaherty struck Byrd out to end the threat.
El Oso Blanco just missed a home run in the eighth that resulted in a sac fly.
Brian McCann is slated to come off the DL tomorrow which is a good thing. It appears El Oso Blanco is going to lose some at bats which is a bad thing. Too bad the two sub .200 hitters will stay in the lineup.