Atlanta Braves defeat New York Mets, 6-4

With the Mets having precious little to play for as yet another forgettable season limps to an unfulfilled finish, about the only joy left available to them is the prospect of sinking the Braves' postseason hopes.

After all, how many times did Bobby Cox's boys derail the team's October dreams through the years?

And for a while there Friday night, it looked like the Mets' hot play might continue when they jumped on Braves starter Tommy Hanson for three runs in the second...