Alex Wood didn't quite have the start the Atlanta Braves hoped for, but the wheels really fell off for Kameron Loe in a sixth inning that saw Fredi Gonzalez ejected over a blown call. In the series finale with the New York Mets, the Braves scuffled to a 7-4 loss at Citi Field on Thursday afternoon.
Loe put out the fire by recording the last two outs of the fifth inning and stranding a pair of runners, but he was torched for three runs in the sixth, with that being punctuated by Gonzalez's ejection.
After Daniel Murphy produced an RBI-single, David Wright belted what should have been a ground rule double to left center, replays clearly showing the ball hitting the railing beyond the wall. No call was made, however, and Wright picked up an RBI-triple on the play.
Gonzalez argued the call with third base umpire Chad Fairchild, who refused to get help from the other umpires. After Gonzalez went to home plate umpire Jeff Kellogg, Fairchild followed him up the foul line to resume the argument, resulting in Gonzalez being run from the game.
After two strikeouts and an intentional walk to Josh Satin, Loe gave up an RBI-double to John Buck for his third RBI of the game.
Buck got to Wood in the third for a two-run single, capping off a four-run frame.
Perhaps the most unfortunate part for the Braves is that they had come from three runs down to tie the game in the sixth inning. Dan Uggla started the comeback with a two-run homer in the fourth, and Freddie Freeman led off the sixth with a solo shot.
The Braves now travel back to Turner Field for a seven-game homestand with the St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies.
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