The Mets overcame two lengthy delays to defeat the hated Braves, 6-3, Friday night in Atlanta.
- Curtis Granderson provided the power, with a grand slam homer in the second and a solo shot in the fourth. After opening the year with a 1-24 stretch, Granderson now has an .803 OPS.
- Matt Harvey pitched just long enough and just well enough to pick up the win. He had 5 Ks in 5 IP but needed 101 pitches. Harvey’s velocity was good and he got ahead of most hitters but he couldn’t put all of them away.
- An umpire delay before the start of the second inning hurt both starting pitchers. The home plate umpire had to leave the game and it took an exceptionally long time for one of the base umpires to get the gear on to go behind the plate. The Braves’ starter gave up four runs in the top of the inning and Harvey gave up two in the bottom of the frame.
- In the fifth, Harvey got squeezed on two pitches that led to a leadoff walk. It looked like that run was going to come around to score but a monster throw from Yoenis Cespedes resulted in an out at the plate and allowed Harvey to finish the fifth.
- Cespedes drove in a run with a hustle double. But he had an awkward slide and re-injured the hip that he first hurt diving into the stands. He did not return after the 56-minute rain delay.
- Jeurys Familia came on to notch his fourth save.