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ATLANTA -- Derek Lowe was grateful the Braves pulled out their best power game of the young season for another series-opening win.
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The four homers were a season high for Atlanta and the most for the team since hitting four in a 16-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 22, 2010.
"It was good, it was needed," Lowe said. "It was kind of a struggle, a lot of line drives at people. I was not as sharp as I have been."
Lowe (2-2) gave up two runs and five hits in six innings. He has a 1.82 ERA this season, but lost his previous two starts as the Braves were shut out by Milwaukee and Philadelphia.
The Braves are 5-0 in series openers, but 1-8 in all other games.
"We need to get a couple guys on base and hit the home run," manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
D.J. Carrasco (0-1) gave up four hits, including three homers, in 3 2/3 innings as a fill-in starter for New York, which lost its sixth straight game. The Mets were playing their second doubleheader in three days after getting swept by Colorado at home on Thursday.
"I felt good," Carrasco said. "It was an opportunity to give our bullpen a little bit of rest and help them out a little bit."
The Mets have lost nine of 10 after winning three of their first four games. New manager Terry Collins noted the latest loss was competitive.
"I'd rather watch this than 11-0," Collins said, referring to a defeat at Philadelphia on April 7.
Before the game, the Mets placed right-hander Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis in his pitching arm. They did not immediately announce a replacement for Young to start on Sunday.
The series opener was postponed by rain Friday night. The Mets were playing consecutive doubleheaders for the first time since Aug. 20-21, 1998, against St. Louis. Club officials called the commissioner's office Friday night, hoping to avoid a second straight twinbill, but the makeup game remained.
Players wore No. 42 jerseys as part of baseball's annual tribute to Jackie Robinson, originally planned for Friday night. Among those wearing No. 42 was Mets left fielder Willie Harris who, like Robinson, was born in Cairo, Ga.
The Braves began the day with 11 homers in 13 games.
Alex Gonzalez has 16 of his 140 career homers against the Mets, more than any other team.
Jones, whose history of success against the Mets is no secret, began the day with a .319 career batting average against New York. The homer was his 45th against the Mets, matching his total against the Phillies.
Collins was pulling for Carrasco to last at least five innings, but the right-hander faded with two outs in the fourth. He gave up Alex Gonzalez's second homer of the game before walking Freeman and Lowe.
"He kept us in the game, gave us a chance," Collins said.
Ryota Igarashi replaced Carrasco and ended the inning on Martin Prado's fly to center.
Left-hander Pat Misch, recalled from Triple-A Buffalo, pitched two innings, giving up Freeman's first homer of the season to make it 4-2.
After the game, the Braves placed right-hander Peter Moylan on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, clearing a roster spot for Jurrjens.
Jurrjens had been on the disabled list with an oblique injury.
|Shortstop Alex Gonzalez hits one of his two home runs as the Braves beat the Mets in the first game of a doubleheader. (US Presswire)|
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|New York Mets|
|Jose Reyes, SS||4||0||1||1||1||0||1||.323|
|Angel Pagan, CF||4||0||1||0||1||0||2||.192|
|David Wright, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||2||4||.286|
|Carlos Beltran, RF||3||1||1||0||1||2||0||.262|
|Ike Davis, 1B||3||0||0||0||1||1||2||.286|
|Willie Harris, LF||3||0||1||1||1||0||2||.270|
|Brad Emaus, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||1||4||.176|
|Josh Thole, C||4||1||1||0||0||1||0||.262|
|D.J. Carrasco, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ryota Igarashi, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Scott Hairston, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.208|
|Pat Misch, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Chin-lung Hu, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.111|
|Bobby Parnell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Daniel Murphy, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.214|
|a-singled for Igarashi in the 5th|
|b-struck out for Misch in the 7th|
|c-grounded out for Parnell in the 9th|
|2B - Willie Harris (4, Lowe)|
|SH - D.J. Carrasco (1)|
|RBI - Jose Reyes (6), Willie Harris (7)|
|2-OUT RBI - Willie Harris (3)|
|SB - Jose Reyes (5, 2nd base off O'Flaherty/McCann)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|New York Mets|
|D.J. Carrasco (L,0-1)||3.2||4||3||3||3||2||3||5.23|
|IBB - McCann by Bobby Parnell|
|HBP - McLouth (by D.J. Carrasco)|
|Pitches-Strikes - D.J. Carrasco 86-47, Ryota Igarashi 6-5, Pat Misch 32-17, Bobby Parnell 39-20|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D.J. Carrasco 4-4, Pat Misch 2-2, Bobby Parnell 2-1|
|Batters Faced - D.J. Carrasco 18, Ryota Igarashi 1, Pat Misch 8, Bobby Parnell 9|
|Martin Prado, LF||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.250|
|Nate McLouth, CF||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.229|
|Chipper Jones, 3B||3||1||1||1||1||1||0||.306|
|Brian McCann, C||2||0||0||0||2||0||1||.327|
|Dan Uggla, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||3||3||.167|
|Jason Heyward, RF||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.214|
|Alex Gonzalez, SS||4||2||2||2||0||0||0||.255|
|Freddie Freeman, 1B||2||1||1||1||2||0||0||.227|
|Derek Lowe, P||1||0||0||0||1||1||0||.000|
|a- Brandon Hicks, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Eric O'Flaherty, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Scott Linebrink, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jonny Venters, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Eric Hinske, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Craig Kimbrel, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-struck out for Lowe in the 6th|
|b-grounded out for Venters in the 8th|
|HR - Chipper Jones (2, Carrasco), Alex Gonzalez 2 (3, Carrasco, Carrasco), Freddie Freeman (1, Misch)|
|RBI - Chipper Jones (11), Alex Gonzalez 2 (4), Freddie Freeman (3)|
|2-OUT RBI - Chipper Jones (3), Alex Gonzalez (1), Freddie Freeman (1)|
|SB - Nate McLouth (1, 2nd base off Parnell/Thole)|
|CS - Nate McLouth (2, 2nd base by Carrasco/Thole)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Uggla-A. Gonzalez-Freeman|
|E - Martin Prado (1, Misplayed grounder), Dan Uggla (1, Throwing)|
|Derek Lowe (W,2-2)||6||5||2||2||2||4||0||1.82|
|Eric O'Flaherty (H,2)||0.2||0||0||0||2||1||0||1.80|
|Scott Linebrink (H,1)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.50|
|Jonny Venters (H,4)||1||0||0||0||1||2||0||1.13|
|Craig Kimbrel (S,4)||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||0.00|
|Pitches-Strikes - Derek Lowe 99-55, Eric O'Flaherty 17-7, Scott Linebrink 3-1, Jonny Venters 17-9, Craig Kimbrel 21-12|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Derek Lowe 7-7, Eric O'Flaherty 1-0, Jonny Venters 1-0, Craig Kimbrel 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Derek Lowe 25, Eric O'Flaherty 4, Scott Linebrink 1, Jonny Venters 4, Craig Kimbrel 4|
|Attendance - 0|
|Game Time - 2:47|
|Temperature - 64|
|Umpires - Home - Marty Foster, First Base - Manny Gonzalez, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - Jeff Nelson|