12:10 PM ET, August 9, 2007
Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York
• Summary: Chipper Jones hit a towering home run and Willie Harris made a pair of leaping catches as the Braves held off the Mets.
• Hero: With the Braves leading 7-6 with one out in the ninth, Harris lept high to bring back what would have been a game-tying homer for Carlos Delgado. Earlier, Harris made a catch at the wall robbing Moises Alou of an extra-base hit.
• Forgotten hero: Harris' catch obliterated heroics by the Mets' David Wright, whose two-run HR in the ninth cut the Braves' lead to one run.
• Did you see that? Harris' catch outshined another highlight reel moment -- Chipper Jones' 470-foot homer, which hit the scoreboard in right-center about a third of the way up.
• Quotable: "I was running back and Andruw [Jones] was yelling, 'Get back! Get back!' I don't know why he was yelling. I saw the ball. It just kept going and going like the Energizer Bunny. I felt I had a beat on it the whole time, but it kept going and going. Once I jumped, I knew I had it." -- Harris, on his game-clinching catch to rob Delgado.
-- ESPN.com news services
Braves 7, Mets 6
Villarreal got two outs for his first major league save in his 209th relief appearance. ... Mets CF Carlos Beltran, eligible to come off the DL Thursday, remained sidelined with strained left oblique muscle. ... With an early start following a night game, neither team took batting practice. ... Mets CF Marlon Anderson left in the fourth inning with a sprained left wrist. X-rays were negative. He will go on the bereavement list Friday -- his grandmother died in Alabama.
Regular Season Series
|Series tied 9-9 (as of Thu 8/9)|
|Fri 4/6||NYM 11, @ATL 1||Recap|
|Sat 4/7||@ATL 5, NYM 3||Recap|
|Sun 4/8||@ATL 3, NYM 2||Recap|
|Fri 4/20||ATL 7, @NYM 3||Recap|
|Sat 4/21||@NYM 7, ATL 2||Recap|
|Sun 4/22||ATL 9, @NYM 6||Recap|
|Tue 5/22||@ATL 8, NYM 1||Recap|
|Wed 5/23||NYM 3, @ATL 0||Recap|
|Thu 5/24||@ATL 2, NYM 1||Recap|
|Tue 8/7||ATL 7, @NYM 3||Recap|
|Wed 8/8||@NYM 4, ATL 3||Recap|
|» Thu 8/9||ATL 7, @NYM 6||Box Score|
|Fri 8/31||NYM 7, @ATL 1||Recap|
|Sat 9/1||NYM 5, @ATL 1||Recap|
|Sun 9/2||NYM 3, @ATL 2||Recap|
|Mon 9/10||@NYM 3, ATL 2||Recap|
|Tue 9/11||ATL 13, @NYM 5||Recap|
|Wed 9/12||@NYM 4, ATL 3||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Braves | Mets|
|1st||D Wright singled to left, J Reyes scored.||0||1|
|3rd||M Alou singled to center, L Castillo scored, D Wright to second.||0||2|
|4th||A Jones hit sacrifice fly to left, B McCann scored.||1||2|
|5th||C Jones homered to right, T Hudson and K Johnson scored.||4||2|
|5th||M Teixeira homered to right.||5||2|
|5th||C Delgado singled to center, J Reyes scored.||5||3|
|6th||T Hudson sacrificed into fielder's choice to pitcher, Y Escobar scored.||6||3|
|7th||J Francoeur grounded into double play, shortstop to second to first, M Teixeira scored, B McCann out at second.||7||3|
|9th||L Castillo grounded out to second, R Gotay scored, J Reyes to third.||7||4|
|9th||D Wright homered to left center, J Reyes scored.||7||6|
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|Stadium||Shea Stadium, Flushing, NY|
|Attendance||52,425 (125.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||80 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Jerry Meals, First Base - Bruce Dreckman, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Larry Poncino|