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Big hit missing
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Mets 5, Braves 1
Casey Kotchman falls to the ground after fouling a ball off his knee Saturday. (John Bazemore/AP)
Kenshin Kawakami kept the Braves in the game by allowing just two runs over 6 2/3 innings, but his sudden loss of control left him trailing when he exited. The Braves loaded the bases in both the seventh and eighth frames, but they were unable to deliver the big hit against the Mets.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (43-47)
Won 1
NY Mets 5, Atlanta 1   ATL
Atlanta (45-46)
Lost 1
July 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3   5 9 1
Atlanta
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 8 1
Standings thru 7/18/09  |  Recap: NYM | ATL  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Braves stats
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pagan, CF 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 .313
Castillo, L, 2B 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 .286
Murphy, Dn, 1B 4 1 0 0 1 2 4 .242
Wright, D, 3B 2 1 1 0 3 1 0 .324
Francoeur, RF 5 0 2 1 0 1 3 .252
Reed, J, LF 4 0 0 1 1 0 3 .271
Santos, O, C 4 0 0 1 0 0 3 .258
Cora, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .244
Santana, J, P 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .107
  Feliciano, P, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Green, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Misch, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Stokes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Berroa, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
  Rodriguez, F, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 5 9 5 6 5 18  

a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Stokes in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Pagan (2, Acosta, M).
TB: Wright, D; Francoeur 2; Cora 2; Castillo, L; Pagan 5.
RBI: Reed, J (6), Santos, O (25), Pagan (4), Castillo, L (19), Francoeur (39).
2-out RBI: Francoeur.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Francoeur; Pagan; Cora; Murphy, Dn; Santos, O; Reed, J 2.
SAC: Castillo, L 2; Santana, J; Pagan; Berroa.
Team RISP: 3-for-14.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wright, D (21, 2nd base off Moylan/McCann, B), Murphy, Dn (2, 2nd base off Acosta, M/Ross, D).

FIELDING
E: Cora (4, fielding).

 
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McLouth, CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .257
Prado, 2B-1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 .327
Jones, C, 3B 5 1 1 1 0 1 1 .292
McCann, B, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .304
  2-Hernandez, D, PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .149
Escobar, Y, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .297
Diaz, M, LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .301
Kotchman, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .283
  3-Ross, D, PR-C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
Church, RF 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 .275
Kawakami, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .111
  O'Flaherty, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Anderson, G, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .282
  1-Conrad, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344
  Moylan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Norton, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .114
  Acosta, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Logan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 1 8 1 4 8 20  

a-Singled for O'Flaherty in the 7th. b-Struck out for Moylan in the 8th.
1-Ran for Anderson, G in the 7th. 2-Ran for McCann, B in the 8th. 3-Ran for Kotchman in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Prado (21, Santana, J).
HR: Jones, C (10, 8th inning off Feliciano, P, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Diaz, M; Kotchman 2; Church; Anderson, G; Jones, C 4; Prado 2; McCann, B.
RBI: Jones, C (43).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McCann, B; McLouth; Prado 2; Norton 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
CS: Hernandez, D (1, 2nd base by Green, S/Santos, O).

FIELDING
E: McLouth (1, fielding).

 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santana, J (W, 11-7) 7.0 5 0 0 2 5 0 2.92
Feliciano, P 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 3.00
Green, S (H, 10) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.31
Misch 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.68
Stokes (H, 3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.86
Rodriguez, F 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.85
 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kawakami (L, 5-7) 6.2 5 2 2 4 3 0 4.15
O'Flaherty 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.31
Moylan 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.38
Acosta, M 0.2 3 3 3 2 0 0 4.35
Logan 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.16

Feliciano, P pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Misch pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

Game Scores: Santana, J 70, Kawakami 55.
IBB: Wright, D (by Kawakami), Wright, D (by Kawakami), Wright, D (by Acosta, M).
Pitches-strikes: Santana, J 115-75, Feliciano, P 10-6, Green, S 9-5, Misch 11-4, Stokes 6-3, Rodriguez, F 10-7, Kawakami 100-56, O'Flaherty 8-5, Moylan 14-9, Acosta, M 31-17, Logan 6-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Santana, J 10-4, Feliciano, P 0-0, Green, S 0-0, Misch 0-0, Stokes 0-0, Rodriguez, F 0-0, Kawakami 15-1, O'Flaherty 0-0, Moylan 2-0, Acosta, M 2-0, Logan 1-0.
Batters faced: Santana, J 29, Feliciano, P 2, Green, S 2, Misch 2, Stokes 1, Rodriguez, F 3, Kawakami 29, O'Flaherty 1, Moylan 4, Acosta, M 7, Logan 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Green, S 1-0, Misch 1-0, Stokes 3-0, O'Flaherty 1-0, Logan 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 81 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 3:22.
Att: 51,175.
Venue: Turner Field.
July 18, 2009
July 18, 2009

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