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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Braves deep threats top Torres

By Adam Rubin

ATLANTA -- One easily discernible difference between the Mets and Braves? Atlanta has plenty of deep threats, as Carlos Torres found out in the seventh inning Tuesday night.

After the right-hander took a scoreless effort into the seventh, Evan Gattis and Andrelton Simmons homered and the Braves beat the Mets 3-1.

"That's what makes them really tough," manager Terry Collins said. "They can all hit a homer. That's why they've been winning. They can score quick."

Collins still liked Torres' performance. The journeyman allowed three runs in seven innings.

"He threw the ball over the plate," the manager said. "He changed speeds. He mixed it up. He pitched in. He pitched very, very well. You look where he was at that point in the game, and he was cruising pretty much. They're dangerous, so you can't make any mistakes."

Said Torres about the seventh: "That's baseball, unfortunately. Baseball usually comes down to one or two pitches, one or two at-bats. That's the way it goes."