Coming into Sunday’s game, the Braves had won the past 22 games that Kris Medlin has started, dating back to 2010. Make that 23, now an all-time record, as the Braves topped the Mets 6-2.
The Braves got on the board first. With two on in the second David Ross smashed a three-run homer off Jenrry Mejia to give the Braves a 3-0 lead.
In the third inning Ruben Tejada reached on an infield single. He moved to second on a wild pitch and with two outs Justin Turner hit a grounder that should have ended the inning. However Freddie Freeman’s toss to first was wide and Tejada scored on the error to make it 3-1.
By the way, Turner was starting at third for David Wright, who got hit in the groin area Saturday night.
The Braves made it 4-1 in the fifth on doubles by Michael Bourn and Jason Heyward.
Collin McHugh came on in relief in the sixth and he promptly plunked Dan Uggla on the top of the helmet. He scored on a triple by Andrelton Simmons to make it 5-1. Simmons scored on a single to extend the lead to 6-1.
The Mets added a run in the ninth to lose 6-2. Now onto Miami for the final series of the season.