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    N.Y. Mets «0000320005--
    Atlanta0110000103--

    Mets 5, Braves 3

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    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Freddie Gonzalez is waiting for the Braves to break out for a big inning.

    They got the hits Friday, not the results.

    Martin Prado had two doubles among his three hits and Jason Heyward had two hits for an Atlanta split squad in a 5-3 loss to the New York Mets on Friday.

    Dan Uggla and Brian McCann each had an RBI for the Braves. Combined with their other split squad losing to the New York Yankees, Atlanta is 1-7 this spring.

    "We've been getting on base," the Braves manager said. "Now we just need to put a crooked number up. We keep putting those ones up and we need to put up a two- or a three-spot. That'll come. I'm not worried."

    The Braves did get a boost from Chipper Jones, who returned to the Braves' lineup after missing the last five games with stiffness in his thighs. Jones called Gonzalez Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. - after the manager had gone to bed - to inform him that he felt he was ready to play.

    Jones went 0 for 2 with a walk but looked good defensively and reported no problems physically.

    Braves starter Randall Delgado, competing for Atlanta's last rotation spot, allowed two runs and three hits in three innings in his second start of the spring. In his first start, he gave up four runs in one inning.

    "That's a good sign when you can see a kid respond through a little bit of adversity," Gonzalez said. "I thought he was good. Even though he got himself in some trouble there. He was missing down, and when you're missing down that's a good sign."

    New York right-hander Dillon Gee, who entered spring training in the Mets' rotation after last year's impressive rookie campaign, allowed two runs and five hits in three innings.

    He threw mostly cutters while focusing on getting inside of left-handers, which the Braves have five of including switch-hitters.

    "That was the main goal, work the cutter inside of lefties and get that location down," said Gee, who allowed one run in two innings in his first spring start on March 5.

    Gee felt like he wore down through 2011, so he's hoping a full spring in the Mets' rotation will be good for his body.

    "I felt OK," he said. "I think I'm still getting adjusted to sitting down and going back out, sitting down and going back out. It would take m a few throws to feel like I was loose again. But other than that I felt alright."

    Ronny Cedeno put the Mets up early with a two-run single, and Matt Den Dekker broke a 3-all tie with a two-run double in the eighth inning.

    NOTES: Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless, hitless seventh inning. . Friday was the first of five meetings between the Braves and Mets this spring. . The Mets have a 3.05 ERA so far this spring.

     
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    New York Mets
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Ruben Tejada, SS3000012 .222
        Omar Quintanilla, SS1000100 .286
    Josh Thole, C3010002 .333
        Mike Nickeas, C2000001 .250
    Daniel Murphy, 2B3010000 .200
        Jordany Valdespin, 2B1110000 .250
    Val Pascucci, 1B3000022 .167
        Vinny Rottino, 1B1110000 .200
    Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF2100110 .200
        Matt den Dekker, CF1012000 .375
    Adam Loewen, LF3110010 .364
        Cesar Puello, RF1000011 .250
    Juan Lagares, RF-LF4100010 .000
    Mike Baxter, DH2011010 .364
       a- Wilmer Flores, PH-DH2000011 .000
    Ronny Cedeno, 3B2012010 .250
        Zach Lutz, 3B2000000 .000
    Totals36585210  
    a-struck out for Baxter in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Vinny Rottino (1, Fish)
    3B - Matt den Dekker (1, Fish)
    RBI - Matt den Dekker 2 (3), Mike Baxter (2), Ronny Cedeno 2 (3)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    DP - Quintanilla-Rottino
    New York Mets
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Dillon Gee 3522020 5.40
    Matt Harvey (H,1) 2000010 0.00
    Garrett Olson (H,1) 1000010 0.00
    Chuck James (H,2) 0.1111100 5.40
    Fernando Cabrera (BS,1; W,1-0) 0.2000000 3.38
    Josh Stinson (H,1) 1200000 0.00
    Josh Edgin (S,2) 1000010 0.00
    HBP - Gartrell (by Fernando Cabrera)
    Pitches-Strikes - Dillon Gee 18-17, Matt Harvey 8-8, Garrett Olson 5-5, Chuck James 6-2, Fernando Cabrera 3-2, Josh Stinson 4-4, Josh Edgin 5-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dillon Gee 5-1, Matt Harvey 2-3, Josh Stinson 1-1, Josh Edgin 1-1
    Batters Faced - Dillon Gee 13, Matt Harvey 6, Garrett Olson 3, Chuck James 3, Fernando Cabrera 3, Josh Stinson 4, Josh Edgin 3
    Atlanta Braves
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Andrelton Simmons, SS4110012 .333
    Martin Prado, DH4130000 .333
    Brian McCann, C3001001 .250
        Ernesto Mejia, 1B1000001 .111
    Dan Uggla, 2B3011011 .364
        Joe Leonard, 3B10100001.000
    Chipper Jones, 3B2000101 .000
        Matthew Lipka, PR-CF1100001 .000
    Eric Hinske, 1B3000001 .167
        Matt Kennelly, C1000000 .000
    Jason Heyward, RF3020010 .235
        Tommy La Stella, 2B1000000 .000
    Stefan Gartrell, LF3000010 .125
    Todd Cunningham, CF-RF2001010 .000
    Totals3238315  
    Batting
    2B - Martin Prado 2 (2, Gee, Gee), Jason Heyward (1, Gee)
    SF - Todd Cunningham (1)
    RBI - Brian McCann (1), Dan Uggla (3), Todd Cunningham (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Dan Uggla (1)
    CS - Jason Heyward (1, 3rd base by Gee/Thole)
    Team LOB - 5
    Fielding
    E - Randall Delgado (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Atlanta Braves
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Randall Delgado 3332120 13.50
    Anthony Varvaro 1000010 6.00
    Eric O'Flaherty 1200020 9.00
    Jonny Venters 1000030 4.50
    Craig Kimbrel 1000110 0.00
    Robert Fish (L,0-1) 1322010 9.00
    Jason Rice 1000000 19.29
    Pitches-Strikes - Randall Delgado 21-17, Anthony Varvaro 5-5, Eric O'Flaherty 9-9, Jonny Venters 9-9, Craig Kimbrel 9-5, Robert Fish 8-8, Jason Rice 3-3
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Randall Delgado 7-1, Anthony Varvaro 1-1, Eric O'Flaherty 1-0, Craig Kimbrel 1-1, Robert Fish 1-1, Jason Rice 1-2
    Batters Faced - Randall Delgado 14, Anthony Varvaro 3, Eric O'Flaherty 5, Jonny Venters 3, Craig Kimbrel 4, Robert Fish 6, Jason Rice 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 6545
    Game Time - 2:44
    Temperature - 79
    Umpires - Home - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Laz Diaz, Third Base - Larry Vanover