Game 102: Win

Mets 6 Braves 4

I was actually in Atlanta at Turner Field to watch this game. Lucky me, it was the largest crowd in Turner Field history and the best I could do were standing room only tickets. It figures: the Braves can’t sell out a World Series game, but the Mets are in first and Pedro’s pitching and it’s fireworks night and suddenly fans are coming out of the woodwork.

Anyway, who cares about me? The Mets pulled out yet another come-from-behind victory, “Chipping” away at the Braves over the course of the game. After Jose Reyes led off the game with a home run and the Mets handed a 2-0 lead to Pedro in the first, it looked like it might be easy sailing. Then Pedro gave up four runs in the bottom of the inning and it was a minor miracle the total was only four. It looked seriously like it was going to be a very long, double-digit scoring game, and the Mets would need a ninth-inning field goal to win it.

Instead, Pedro settled down and didn’t give up another run, and the bullpen followed suit. The Stache hit a sac fly in the third to put the Mets ahead for good. A nice win to start off the series.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.