- Matt Ehalt, ESPN New York contributor
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Even Mother Nature couldn't galvanize the New York Mets to a win.
In a continuation of Friday's suspended game, the Mets fell to the Atlanta Braves 7-5 in 10 innings on Saturday at Citi Field. The game was postponed entering the ninth due to rain. While the teams had to wait nearly 24 hours to continue, it was officially a one hour, 15 minute stoppage.
First baseman Ike Davis, however, had a personal victory, as he recorded a base hit in the 10th, just his 2nd in his past 43 at-bats.
The Mets have now lost four straight and seven in a row at home. They are 17-28 heading into Saturday night's game.
That's the game: Mets reliever Brandon Lyon gave up three straight hits to start the 10th as the Braves went on to score two in that frame to take a 7-5 lead. One inning before, closer Bobby Parnell needed an inning-ending double-play ball off the bat of Justin Upton to escape a bases-loaded, one-out jam with the score tied at five.
How we got to Saturday: The Mets led 3-2 after six before Atlanta rallied to take a 5-3 lead in the eighth on Evan Gattis' two-run single. In the bottom of the frame, the Mets tied the game. The game was then suspended with the ninth inning on tap.
Ike gets a hit: After Davis recorded a golden sombrero on Friday, he singled against Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel in the 10th inning. He snapped a 1-for-42 slide with that base knock. Davis is still zero for his last 25 with runners in scoring position, but the base hit could allow him to relax. The fans gave him a mini standing ovation for the hit.
Hefner line: The Mets are now 0-10 when Jeremy Hefner appears in a game. Hefner started Friday's game and left in line to win before LaTroy Hawkins gave up a game-tying homer to Dan Uggla. Hefner, who could be booted from the Mets' rotation when prospect Zack Wheeler arrives, is 0-5.