The Mets weren’t short on long balls as they hit three two-run homers to beat the Atlanta Braves, 6-4, in the two teams’ first matchup of the year.
Carlos Beltran, who is now batting .400, hit two of them, and David Wright had the other. That’s all the Mets needed as the combination of Bobby Parnell, JJ Putz and Frankie Rodriguez closed the door. Putz did give up a solo home run to allow the Braves to pull within two.
In his return to the lineup, Carlos Delgado went 1-for-4. Jose Reyes, who’s been pretty quiet on the base paths, stole two bases tonight.
Starter John Maine settled down after the Braves scored three runs in the second inning. He was lights out afterward, striking out seven total but walking six.
Livan Hernandez takes the mound tomorrow night.