Braves Beat Mets In 10 Innings, 4-1

Jason Heyward Struck In Jaw Leaves Game

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
With two outs in the third inning, Jon Niese delivered a pitch that hit Jason Heyward's right jaw.
With two outs in the third inning, Jon Niese delivered a pitch that hit Jason Heyward's right jaw.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

NEW YORK -- Chris Johnson hit a game-winning three-run home run in the top of the 10th inning off Mets reliever Greg Burke to propel the Braves to a 4-1 victory over New York on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field. With the win, Atlanta split the two-game set with the Mets.

Until Johnson's home run, the Braves' offense was mostly dormant. A stellar performance by Alex Wood and some strong pitching from the bullpen, though, allowed Atlanta to stay in position for the win.

Making his seventh Major League start, Wood provided the Braves with another solid performance. In the first and second innings, the Mets had a runner on second base but couldn't drive the run in as Wood continued to work out of potential trouble. He allowed only one run on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts over six innings.

Wood didn't make many mistakes. But the lefty's first significant blemish came in the fourth, when his pitch to Josh Satin hung over the plate. Satin sent it into the left-field stands for his second Major League home run, giving the Mets a 1-0 lead.

New York continued to threaten, getting a runner to second base with two outs in the fourth, and no outs in the fifth. The Mets could not, however, string together hits to cushion their lead.

In his past four starts, Wood has allowed only one run or fewer. The Braves slotted Wood into the rotation after Paul Maholm went on the disabled list with a bruised left wrist, and the 22-year-old has thrived recently.

Wood didn't have much room for error either, as New York starter Jon Niese stifled Atlanta's hitters. The Braves scored in the sixth inning, though they did so after seeing one of their best players leave the game following a scary incident.

With two outs in the inning, Niese delivered a pitch that hit Jason Heyward's right jaw. Heyward fell to the ground, and head trainer Jeff Porter and manager Fredi Gonzalez rushed out to attend to him. After a few of minutes, Heyward stood up and walked off the field while Porter held his arm.

Heyward was seen by Mets doctors, before being transported to a local hospital to get X-rays.

Niese then allowed back-to-back singles to Andrelton Simmons and Freddie Freeman to drive in Jordan Schafer -- who pinch-ran for Heyward -- to tie the game at 1.

Atlanta had a chance to take the lead in the seventh, but Schafer struck out with the bases loaded to end the inning.

--- Source: MLB.com


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