Wild Win For Jurrjens, Braves

Atlanta sends Mets to fifth loss in six games
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2008 10:47 PM CDT
Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox argues with home plate umpire Tim McClelland after being thrown out of their game against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium in New York, Friday, April 25, 2008.    (AP Photo/Ed Betz)
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(Newser) – Jair Jurrjens walked three consecutive batters with the bases loaded in the third inning, then got his first major league hit ahead of Kelly Johnson's tiebreaking, two-run homer to help the Atlanta Braves beat the struggling New York Mets, 6-3, on Friday. Johnson had four RBIs for the Braves, who sent the Mets to their fifth loss in six games.

Jurrjens (3-2) recovered from his wild stretch -- he didn't allow another batter to reach and retired his final 10 batters -- combining with four relievers on a two-hitter. Jurrjens' walks put the Mets ahead 3-1, but the Braves tied it on Johnson's sacrifice fly in the fourth and Jeff Francoeur's RBI double in the fifth.