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Ace takes tough loss
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Braves 3, Mets 1
Johan Santana threw 60 of his 91 pitches for strikes on Sunday. (John Bazemore/AP)
Ace left-hander Johan Santana allowed just one run on seven hits in seven strong innings in his second start for the Mets, but New York's offense struggled, recording just five hits against Atlanta starter John Smoltz and four relievers.
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Series at a glance:
  • Fri. 04/04: PPD
  • Sat. 04/05: ATL 11, NYM 5
  • Sun. 04/06: ATL 3, NYM 1
NYM
NY Mets (2-3)
Lost 2
Atlanta 3, NY Mets 1   ATL
Atlanta (3-3)
Won 2
April 6, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 5 0
Atlanta
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 X   3 8 0
Standings thru 4/6/08  |  Recap: NYM | ATL  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Braves stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS4000012.238
Castillo, 2B4000012.190
Wright, 3B2100221.316
Beltran, CF3000121.368
Delgado, 1B4020013.350
Church, RF4011012.381
Pagan, LF3000111.313
Schneider, C4010002.333
Santana, P2010000.200
  a-Anderson, PH1000001.200
  Heilman, P0000000.000
Totals311514915 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Santana in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Santana (1, Smoltz).
TB: Delgado 2; Church; Schneider; Santana 2.
RBI: Church (5).
2-out RBI: Church.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Delgado; Wright; Pagan; Castillo; Schneider.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Anderson (1, 2nd base off Moylan/McCann).

FIELDING
DP: (Castillo-Reyes-Delgado).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Johnson, 2B4010011.364
Escobar, SS4011011.304
Jones, C, 3B3100111.423
Teixeira, 1B4112000.192
Francoeur, RF4010000.333
Diaz, LF3020000.320
McCann, C3010003.300
Kotsay, CF3110001.292
Smoltz, P0000000.000
  a-Gotay, PH1000010.250
  Boyer, P0000000.000
  Ohman, P0000000.000
  b-Pena, PH1000001.250
  Moylan, P0000000.000
  Soriano, P0000000.000
Totals30383148 

a-Struck out for Smoltz in the 5th. b-Grounded out for Ohman in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Kotsay (2, Santana), Escobar (1, Santana), Francoeur (2, Santana), McCann (2, Santana).
HR: Teixeira (2, 8th inning off Heilman, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Johnson; Escobar 2; Teixeira 4; Francoeur 2; Diaz 2; McCann 2; Kotsay 2.
RBI: Escobar (7), Teixeira 2 (5).
2-out RBI: Escobar; Teixeira 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McCann; Jones, C; Pena.
S: Smoltz.
GIDP: McCann.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Diaz (1, 2nd base off Santana/Schneider).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Kotsay (Delgado at 1st base).
DP: (Kotsay-Teixeira).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (L, 1-1)7.07110301.93
Heilman 1.01221114.50
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Smoltz (W, 1-0)5.02002600.00
Boyer (H, 1)1.00000205.40
Ohman (H, 2)1.01000000.00
Moylan (H, 3)1.01000002.25
Soriano (S, 1)1.01112102.25

Pitches-strikes: Santana 91-60, Heilman 20-10, Smoltz 78-51, Boyer 15-9, Ohman 18-12, Moylan 7-6, Soriano 24-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 12-6, Heilman 1-1, Smoltz 5-3, Boyer 1-0, Ohman 1-2, Moylan 2-1, Soriano 1-1.
Batters faced: Santana 27, Heilman 5, Smoltz 18, Boyer 3, Ohman 4, Moylan 4, Soriano 6.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 61 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, L to R.
T: 2:35.
Att: 39,414.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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