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Lowe unravels
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Mets 9, Braves 4
Derek Lowe lasted 3 2/3 innings, taking his eighth loss. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Staked to an early four-run lead on homers by Matt Diaz and Adam LaRoche, Derek Lowe seemed poised to deliver the Braves a victory. But the righty faltered in a brutal fourth, which snowballed after he was struck on the hand by a comebacker.
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Series at a glance:
  • Tue. 08/18: NYM 9, ATL 4
  • Wed. 08/19: ATL 15, NYM 2
  • Thu. 08/20: ATL 3, NYM 2
ATL
Atlanta (62-57)
Lost 1
NY Mets 9, Atlanta 4   NYM
NY Mets (56-63)
Won 1
August 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 8 1
NY Mets
0 0 0 8 0 0 1 0 X   9 17 1
Standings thru 8/18/09  |  Recap: ATL | NYM  |  Gameday  |  Braves stats  |  Mets stats
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Infante, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .323
Prado, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309
  LaRoche, 1B 3 1 1 1 0 2 1 .263
Jones, C, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .292
McCann, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .283
Escobar, Y, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .298
Anderson, G, LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .285
Diaz, M, RF 4 1 2 3 0 1 1 .294
Church, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .270
Lowe, D, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .171
  Medlen, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  a-Norton, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .150
  Acosta, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Logan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 4 8 4 2 8 8  

a-Singled for Medlen in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Anderson, G (21, Stokes).
HR: Diaz, M (8, 2nd inning off Perez, O, 2 on, 1 out), LaRoche (18, 3rd inning off Perez, O, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Diaz, M 5; Anderson, G 3; Escobar, Y; LaRoche 4; Norton; McCann.
RBI: Diaz, M 3 (35), LaRoche (54).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Church 2.
GIDP: Escobar, Y, McCann.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Diaz, M (3, 2nd base by Perez, O/Santos, O).
PO: Diaz, M (1st base by Perez, O).

FIELDING
E: McCann (8, fielding).
DP: (Escobar, Y-Infante-LaRoche).
Pickoffs: Lowe, D (Francoeur at 2nd base).

 
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pagan, CF 5 2 1 1 0 0 7 .284
Castillo, L, 2B 5 1 3 2 0 1 0 .306
Sheffield, LF 5 1 3 2 0 1 1 .290
  Stokes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Murphy, Dn, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 4 .251
Francoeur, RF 5 2 3 1 0 1 2 .267
Tatis, 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 .248
Santos, O, C 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .260
Hernandez, A, SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 .255
Perez, O, P 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .273
  a-Reed, J, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .258
  Dessens, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Green, A, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
  Feliciano, P, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Sullivan, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279
Totals 40 9 17 9 1 7 24  

a-Popped out for Perez, O in the 5th. b-Struck out for Dessens in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Sheffield 2 (13, Lowe, D, Medlen), Francoeur 2 (18, Lowe, D, Acosta, M).
TB: Santos, O 2; Tatis 2; Francoeur 5; Hernandez, A; Sheffield 5; Castillo, L 3; Murphy, Dn; Perez, O; Pagan.
RBI: Sheffield 2 (43), Francoeur (57), Tatis (31), Hernandez, A (26), Pagan (21), Castillo, L 2 (32), Santos, O (29).
2-out RBI: Castillo, L 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy, Dn 2; Pagan 3; Francoeur.
GIDP: Sheffield.
Team RISP: 7-for-17.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pagan (9, 2nd base off Lowe, D/McCann).
PO: Francoeur (2nd base by Lowe, D).

FIELDING
E: Murphy, Dn (9, throw).
DP: 2 (Hernandez, A-Castillo, L-Murphy, Dn 2).
Pickoffs: Perez, O (Diaz, M at 1st base).

 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lowe, D (L, 12-8) 3.2 11 8 8 0 0 0 4.45
Medlen 2.1 3 0 0 1 5 0 4.20
Acosta, M 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.86
Logan 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.85
 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Perez, O (W, 3-3) 5.0 5 4 4 1 4 2 6.06
Dessens 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.26
Feliciano, P 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.81
Stokes 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.96

Pitches-strikes: Lowe, D 82-53, Medlen 38-27, Acosta, M 22-15, Logan 10-8, Perez, O 81-49, Dessens 25-14, Feliciano, P 11-5, Stokes 15-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lowe, D 9-0, Medlen 0-1, Acosta, M 1-1, Logan 2-0, Perez, O 4-4, Dessens 2-1, Feliciano, P 1-0, Stokes 2-0.
Batters faced: Lowe, D 20, Medlen 11, Acosta, M 6, Logan 4, Perez, O 21, Dessens 7, Feliciano, P 3, Stokes 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Medlen 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Paul Nauert. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:52.
Att: 38,613.
Venue: Citi Field.
August 18, 2009
August 18, 2009

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