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Heyward, Braves Beat Mets 9-3

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Jason Heyward had four hits and four RBI for the second time since August 22. He ended up going 4-5 with a home run (16), and his one out was an absolute bullet to center field. The Braves had 14 hits altogether, with all of the top five hitters having at least two hits a piece.

The Braves scored five runs in the first two innings and were in control for almost the entire game. It was tied 2-2 heading into the bottom of the third and was five three heading to the bottom of the sixth. Jair Jurrjens did not pitch well, walking six batters, six hits, and three runs over 5.2 innings pitched. Eric O'Flaherty bailed him out of a jam in the sixth or else his run total would have been a lot worse. Kyle Farnsworth and Billy Wagner pitched scoreless innings in the eighth and ninth respectively.

Oliver Perez made an appearance and promptly gave up a home run to Brian McCann (19). Perez's presence on that team is comical, as is the fact that he has 39 walks in 44 innings. Pat Misch lasted just three innings and Manny Acosta got lit up for three runs in his only inning of work.

This was pretty much a dominant game all around for the Braves, but you would like to see Jair pitching a bit better. His strikeout pitch was working as he punched out eight, but he has pitched poorly with leads in his past two starts. Up next is Mike Minor against Jon Niese tomorrow at 7:10 pm EST.

P.S. Francoeur ended the game with an absolutely atrocious swing.