Shelby Miller had just one bad inning, but it was enough as the Mets ran away from the Braves late to win 7-2. Andrelton Simmons had 3 hits and an RBI, but the Braves could not overcome a big night from former Brave Juan Uribe who had 3 hits of his own and 3 RBI.
After a lengthy rain delay, the game did eventually start on time, but not without a certain amount of concern from both teams. This was primarily due to the fact that less than an hour before the game started the outfield was under water.
Through three innings, the game was scoreless as players managed to swim around the outfield and make some plays here and there. That changed in the fourth inning when Shelby struggled to miss bats. Former Brave Juan Uribe lead off with a single and after Shelby did get a couple of outs, another former Brave Kelly Johnson extended the inning with a single before Kevin Plawecki drove both Uribe and Johnson home with a 2-run double. Bartolo Colon (no, thats not a typo) would add on an RBI single and the Mets would go to the bottom half of the fourth inning with a 3-0 lead. Here's proof it happened.
We were also treated to Freddie Freeman trolling someone on the basepaths
Things did not get much better for Shelby in the 5th inning as he was quickly in trouble after a single and a hit by pitch (on Juan Uribe....right in the ribs....oww). An 8-pitch at-bat against rookie Michael Conforto resulted in a double play which the Braves desperately needed, but Shelby was at 91 pitches at that point with the pitcher's spot due up in the bottom half of the inning. Shelby would bat in the bottom half of the inning as the Braves went quietly 1-2-3.
Ross Detwiler would come in to relieve Shelby Miller, which meant its now 21 straight games for Shelby without a "win". Detwiler would promptly walk the first two players that he faced and get pulled in favor of McKirahan after a visit from the trainer. Juan Uribe would then drive in a run to make it a 4-0 Mets lead before Conforto bailed the Braves out again with yet another double play.
The Braves would strike back,though, with an RBI triple from Jace followed by an RBI single from Andrelton Simmons to cut the lead to 4-2. However, the Mets would not go without answering as they scored their 5th run on a groundout. Juan Uribe would continue his reign of terror with a 2-run double in the 9th and all of a sudden, the Mets were up 7-2.