Braves Drop Spring Opener to Mets 4-2

BY foxsports • March 2, 2010

Courtesy Atlanta Braves/MLB

March 2, 2010

Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Braves at the plate: Brian McCann's infield single -- a ground ball off the knee of Elmer Dessens, the Mets' second pitcher -- produced a run in the third inning. Top prospect Jason Heyward had a hit, two walks and a stolen base.

Mets at the plate: Jesus Feliciano, who batted leadoff, had two singles, the Mets' only hits in the first three innings. He drove in the Mets' second run in the fifth with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly. Ike Davis produced their first extra-base hit, a leadoff double in the fifth against Jesse Chavez. He scored from second base two batters later on a single by left-handed-hitting outfielder Jason Pridie. Ruben Tejada singled in the final run in the three-run fifth. Davis had an opposite-field single against left-hander Mike Dunn in his third at-bat. Russ Adams hit a long home run in the eighth inning.

Braves on the mound: Tommy Hanson started and struck out three batters in two innings. Chavez allowed three runs, two earned, in one inning.

Mets on the mound: Starter Nelson Figueroa struck out Omar Infante, DH Mitch Jones and Nate McLouth with runners on second and third in the second inning. Bobby Livingston, summoned in relief of Dessens, allowed two walks and struck out four in 2 1/3 innings.

Continue the article on the Braves' opener here.

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