Mets-Braves: Two Homers Doom Dickey In Loss to Atlanta

Posted: 9th July 2010 by Sammy Makki in MLB
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NEW YORK— This had the makings of a big series between two teams atop the NL East. The Braves facing the Mets at Citi Field, having been swept there in late April. The Braves got the upper hand in the weekend series, widening their NL East lead over the Mets to four games, in a 4-2 win. Jerry Manuel decided to bat Jose Reyes second in the lineup, since he could only bat right-handed, going with the switch-hitter Angel Pagan in the leadoff spot. Reyes has been battling a sore left oblique, and that may have led to his big first-inning error. Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey was on the mound, and he put two men on with two outs in the opening inning. With runners on the corners for Atlanta, Troy Glaus hit a routine grounder to Reyes at short, but Reyes couldn't field the ball cleanly, al ...

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