April 25, 2010: Mets Down Braves in Rain-Shortened Game

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Date: April 25, 2010
Mets starter: Mike Pelfrey
Mets: 1
Braves: 0
Winning pitcher: Mike Pelfrey
Key player(s): Mike Pelfrey, Jose Reyes, Jason Bay
Key play: Reyes’ and Bay’s singles, Jones’ error

The Mets faced the Braves on a Sunday night at Citi Field. The teams played the finale of a three-game series. In a game reduced to five innings due to rain, the Mets came away with a 1-0 win over Atlanta.

The Braves failed to score after loading the bases against Mets’ starter Mike Pelfrey in the top of the first inning. Jose Reyes singled against Atlanta’s Tommy Hanson with two outs in the bottom half. Reyes stole second base and advanced to third on Jason Bay’s infield single. Third baseman Chipper Jones made an error on Bay’s hit, allowing Reyes to come home for a one-run Mets lead. Hanson then struck out David Wright to end the inning.

Pelfrey and Hanson each pitched scoreless ball from the second inning to the fifth. Mets’ reliever Raul Valdes took the mound for the beginning of the top of the sixth. However, rain came down and brought a premature conclusion to the game. The Mets had a rain-shortened shutout victory.