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Slumping newcomer Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning and the New York Mets outlasted the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep.
Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis, left, looks after New York Met's Curtis Granderson's sacrifice fly during the fourteenth inning of the baseball game at Citi Field, Sunday, April 20, 2014 in New York.
Washington star Bryce Harper was taken out of the game by first-year manager Matt Williams for failing to run hard to first base on a routine out during a 4-3 loss to St. Louis on Saturday.
New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has been playing in the MLB since 1997, but since he's spent almost his entire career in the American League, he hasn't exactly done a lot of hitting.
The Mets have turned to Kyle Farnsworth to close games after Jose Valverde gave up yet another home run last night.
Once a first-round pick, Ike Davis burst onto the scene in 2010 but never developed into the player that many hoped he would become.
Jordan Walden got the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled star closer Craig Kimbrel, and the Braves held off the New York Mets 7-5 Saturday night.
After Bartolo Colon and Ervin Santana left the game, Braves vs. Mets turned into a frenzied battle of collapsing bullpens.
Second Base umpire Jerry Layne and First Base umpire Mike Dimuro stand with an instant replay official as they review a disputed call at first base during the fifth inning of the MLB game between the New York Mets and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 15, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.
"I'm excited obviously to play," Davis said. "I haven't been playing, but it's weird leaving the only place I've ever been.
Atlanta Braves' Aaron Harang delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, April 18, 2014, in New York.
Zachary James Thornton was born May 19, 1988, in Oak Park, California. In the SoCal sun, Zack honed his baseball skills and demonstrated a great deal of proficiency playing America's pastime.
1912 - Fenway Park was opened in Boston and the Red Sox defeated the visiting New York Highlanders, later known as the Yankees, 7-6 in 11 innings.
In the third week of the 1999 season, the Mets dealt with frigid temps, all manner of turbulence, and the undeniable mojo of Sammy The Bear Beanie Baby Day.
Even though the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night, there were a few positives to take away from what happened before and during the game.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired first baseman Ike Davis in trade with the New York Mets on Friday, according to CBSSports.com baseball writer Jon Heyman on Twitter: zack thornton, a pitcher going to mets in ike deal, was passed over in rule 5 draft after pitts left him unprotected.