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Game Recap (4/20/14) : Mets 4 – Braves 3

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By Keith Harrison

The Mets were looking to avoid a 3-game series sweep against the Atlanta Braves on Easter Sunday. Zack Wheeler was on the mound, opposing him for the Braves was David Hale.

The Metsies would score first in the bottom of the first when David Wright grounded out to second, scoring Eric Young Jr. in the process. Early 1-0 lead for the Metropolitans.

Bottom of the second, Lucas Duda with a 1-out single to right field. Anthony Recker follows that up with a single of his own to right, Duda goes first to third. Hale then walks Omar Quintanilla to load the bases up. Zack Wheeler hits a ground ball to second base, Dan Uggla botches the play, Duda comes in to score, all runners are safe. Mets lead 2-0.

Top of the 5th, the Braves score some runs of their own. Gerald Laird leads off with a walk. David Hale unsuccessfully bunts into a fielders choice, Laird out at second. Jason Heyward then doubles to right, David to third. Granderson commits a throwing error on the play, Hale scores, Heyward to third. Braves cut the lead to 2-1. BJ Upton follows up with a double of his own to deep center, Heyward scores. Game tied at 2. The Braves go back to back to back with doubles as Freddie Freeman crushes a ground rule double to deep center scoring Upton. Braves snatch a 3-2 lead.

The Mets tie up the game at 3 in the bottom of the 6th when Lucas Duda grounds into a fielders choice to second scoring David Wright.

The game would remain tied for 8 more innings as we were headed to extras on Easter Sunday.

Bottom of the 14th, The Mets walk off on a sac-fly to left field by Curtis Granderson scoring Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Mets win 4-3 to avoid the 3-game sweep at the hands of the Atlanta Braves. Mets back to .500, 9-9.

Next on tap for the Mets is a 4-game series at home vs the St. Louis Cardinals. Game 1 Monday night at 7:10 PM. Jenrry Mejia vs Tyler Lyons.

Keith Harrison : PureSportsNY

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