The Atlanta Braves, most specifically Dan Uggla, have never had much success against New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey, but the Bravos lit up him and the scoreboard en route to a 14-6 win on getaway day to secure the series.
Uggla, who had never recorded a hit off Dickey in 23 at-bats, hit his first homer of the season off a knuckleball in the third inning. The two-run blast one of three Dickey gave up and part of a four-run inning.
Fresh off a two-hit night, Freddie Freeman's recently discovered hot streak continued with an opposite field homer off Dickey in the fifth inning that chased him from the game after 4 1/3 innings and eight earned runs.
After scuffling for much of the early portion of the season, Michael Bourn also put together a three-hit game and stole his sixth bag of the year. David Ross' got in on the action with two hits to give Brian McCann a day off before traveling, bringing his average to .500 in eight at-bats.
The dark spot on the game however, was that Jair Jurrjens was pulled before recording an out in the fifth inning. After 89 pitches and three straight hits to start the inning, a visibly disappointed Jurrjens left the game with an ERA of 8.10 for the year. His final line on the day was four-plus innings, seven hits, four earned runs, four walks and two strikeouts.
The Braves have now won seven of their last eight games, scoring six runs or more in six of those games.
Atlanta will travel west to visit the Arizona Diamondbacks. In a 9:40 start Thursday, Mike Minor will pitch opposite Josh Collmenter.Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Dan Uggla, Jair Jurrjens, MLB, New York Mets, R.A. Dickey