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Braves 3, Mets 2
An efficient Johan Santana pitched to contact, fanning just two batters. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Johan Santana pitched well enough to win after tossing just 77 pitches in seven innings of three-run ball, but Billy Wagner's return was a bright spot in the defeat. The lefty reliever made his first appearance since Aug. 2, 2008, pitching a scoreless frame.
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Series at a glance:
ATL
Atlanta (64-57)
Won 2
Atlanta 3, NY Mets 2   NYM
NY Mets (56-65)
Lost 2
August 20, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 9 1
NY Mets
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 9 0
Standings thru 8/20/09  |  Recap: ATL | NYM  |  Gameday  |  Braves stats  |  Mets stats
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Infante, 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .333
Anderson, G, LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .284
  Gorecki, LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .400
Jones, C, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .287
McCann, C 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .285
Escobar, Y, SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .302
Diaz, M, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .297
LaRoche, 1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 .270
Church, CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 .278
Kawakami, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .114
  Gonzalez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Moylan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Soriano, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 3 9 3 2 4 11  

BATTING
2B: LaRoche (29, Santana, J), Church (25, Santana, J).
HR: McCann (15, 4th inning off Santana, J, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Diaz, M; Gorecki; Church 3; Infante; Escobar, Y; LaRoche 3; McCann 4.
RBI: Church (38), Infante (16), McCann (62).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Infante.
SAC: Kawakami 2.
SF: Infante.
GIDP: Jones, C, Diaz, M, Church.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Jones, C (15, throw).
DP: (Infante-Escobar, Y-LaRoche).

 
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pagan, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 .281
Castillo, L, 2B 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 .312
Murphy, Dn, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .253
Francoeur, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .265
Sullivan, LF 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 .281
  b-Sheffield, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .285
  Rodriguez, Fr, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Tatis, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 .249
Schneider, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182
  c-Santos, O, PH-C 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .265
Hernandez, A, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .247
Santana, J, P 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .167
  a-Reed, J, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254
  Wagner, B, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Valdez, W, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Totals 36 2 9 2 3 6 16  

a-Flied out for Santana, J in the 7th. b-Struck out for Sullivan in the 8th. c-Singled for Schneider in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Francoeur (19, Kawakami), Santana, J (3, Kawakami), Tatis (14, Kawakami).
TB: Santos, O; Santana, J 2; Tatis 2; Francoeur 2; Sullivan; Castillo, L 2; Murphy, Dn; Pagan.
RBI: Sullivan (7), Santos, O (30).
2-out RBI: Sullivan; Santos, O.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tatis 4; Pagan; Hernandez, A 2.
GIDP: Castillo, L.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Hernandez, A-Castillo, L-Murphy, Dn 2, Castillo, L-Hernandez, A-Murphy, Dn).

 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kawakami (W, 6-9) 7.0 7 1 1 2 5 0 3.97
Gonzalez, M (H, 12) 0.2 0 1 0 1 1 0 2.54
Moylan (H, 19) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.25
Soriano, R (S, 18) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.45
 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santana, J (L, 13-9) 7.0 9 3 3 0 2 1 3.13
Wagner, B 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Rodriguez, Fr 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.21

Pitches-strikes: Kawakami 98-74, Gonzalez, M 24-14, Moylan 5-2, Soriano, R 10-8, Santana, J 77-60, Wagner, B 14-9, Rodriguez, Fr 14-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kawakami 5-5, Gonzalez, M 1-1, Moylan 1-0, Soriano, R 0-2, Santana, J 9-4, Wagner, B 0-1, Rodriguez, Fr 2-0.
Batters faced: Kawakami 29, Gonzalez, M 4, Moylan 2, Soriano, R 4, Santana, J 28, Wagner, B 3, Rodriguez, Fr 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Moylan 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 84 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:41.
Att: 39,105.
Venue: Citi Field.
August 20, 2009
August 20, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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