Ike Davis hit his first Major League homer and Jose Reyes and Jason Bay hit back-to-back triples Friday night to lead the New York Mets to a 5-2 win over the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.
Davis’ fifth-inning blast traveled 450 feet through right-center field onto Shea Bridge, the same general direction where Reyes’ and Bay’s triples helped give the Mets a 3-2 lead in the sixth.
The Mets added a couple of runs in the seventh, and one of them was quite bizarre.
Reyes hit a short pop fly with one out and runners on first and second, and the infield fly rule handed resulted in the automatic out. But Chipper Jones dropped the ball and it rolled to catcher Brian McCann, who ran toward first base to tag out Reyes even though it was unnecessary.
That left home plate unoccupied, and third base coach Chip Hale alertly sent Angel Pagan sliding home for the Mets’ fourth run. Wright hit a run-scoring single for the Mets fifth run and his second RBI of the night.
Mets’ starter John Maine threw just 3 2/3 innings, leaving the game with elbow pain. He gave up an earned run on four hits and two walks while striking out three. He lost his no-hitter in the second inning on a Eric Hinske bunt single, advancing our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,661 New York Mets games without a no-no.
Hisanori Takahashi got the win with three solid innings of relief.