With the New York Mets leading 3-0 in the top of the 4th Atlanta Braves 1B Derrek Lee singled off Mets starter Jonathon Niese (9-9). 1 out later Matt Diaz hit a ground ball to Mets 3B David Wright who threw low and wide of 2nd baseman Ruben Tejada in an attempt to start a double play and the throwing error put runners on 1st and 2nd. 1 out later Melky Cabrera singled to drive in Lee. Niese then walked his opposite number Tommy Hanson (10-11) and would regret it. Omar Infante doubled to drive in Lee and Diaz to tie the game at 3 runs apiece. The most awesome rookie ever Jason Heyward then launched a 3-run homer deep into the Flushing night to give the Braves a 6-3 lead. All 6 runs were unearned due to the error. The Mets less awesome rookie Lucas Duda hit a long solo home run himself in the bottom of the 4th but that was as close as the Mets would get. Ex-Met Billy Wagner finished up for his 34th save. Final score Atlanta Braves 6, New York Mets 4.
The game had started better for the Mets. With 1 out in the bottom of the 2nd inning Ike Davis walked on a borderline pitch called a ball by homeplate umpire Bill Hohn. Braves manager Bobby Cox objected strongly to the call and was ejected by Hohn. Hanson may have been rattled by the ejection. He allowed a single to Josh Thole then an RBI-single to Duda. 1 out later Niese singled to drive in Thole, then Jose Reyes capped the scoring with a single of his own to plate Duda and the Mets had a 3-0 lead after 2 innings. It wouldn’t last long.