New York Mets defeat Atlanta Braves, 5-1
ATLANTA - David Wright matched a career high by being intentionally walked three times and avoided what momentarily appeared to be a serious right ankle injury as the Mets beat the Braves, 5-1, Saturday.
With two Braves on base, Johan Santana pounced on a fifth-inning bunt by Kenshin Kawakami and fired to third base. Wright cleanly received the ball to record an out. He twisted his right ankle on an aggressive slide by Matt Diaz while putting himself in position for a p...
ATLANTA - Johan Santana watched Saturday's eighth inning on television while icing his $137.5 million left arm in the training room of the visitors' clubhouse at Turner Field.
"I was nice and calm," he insisted.
After Santana upped his own scoreless streak to 15 innings by escaping a bases-loaded predicament in the seventh, the ace had to wait as Brian Stokes worked out of a similar jam an inning later. The Mets tacked on three runs in the ninth and u...