Braves Lose Exhibition Opener to the New York Mets
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) – Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 4 for 4 and scored a run, leading the New York Mets to an 8-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
Dillon Gee started for the Mets in their spring opener and allowed two runs in two innings. He also walked two.
Wandy Rodriguez, who came to camp looking for a spot in the Atlanta rotation, allowed run and walked two in one inning. Rodriguez’s chances improved when Braves General Manager John Hart said after the game that Mike Minor, who made 25 starts last season, is out indefinitely with tightness in his left shoulder.
Braves newcomers Jonny Gomes and A.J. Pierzynski both had RBIs in their debuts with Atlanta.
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