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David Wright doubles in the first inning to (Credit: David Pokress)

David Wright doubles in the first inning to score Mike Baxter. (August 12, 2012)

Mets vs. Braves

The Mets lost two games of a three-game set with the Braves at Citi Field.

Ben Sheets pitches against the Mets. (August 12,
(Credit: David Pokress)

Ben Sheets pitches against the Mets. (August 12, 2012)

Jonathn Niese looks away as Freedie Freeman rounds
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Jonathn Niese looks away as Freedie Freeman rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the second inning. (August 12, 2012)

Rob Johnson scores on Ruben Tejada's second-inning single
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Rob Johnson scores on Ruben Tejada's second-inning single as the ball gets past Braves catcher Brian McCann. (August 12, 2012)

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Rob Johnson beats out an infield single in
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Rob Johnson beats out an infield single in the second inning. (August 12, 2012)

David Wright doubles in the first inning to
(Credit: David Pokress)

David Wright doubles in the first inning to score Mike Baxter. (August 12, 2012)

David Wright hands a bat to the batboy
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David Wright hands a bat to the batboy after he scored on Ike Davis's first-inning single. (August 12, 2012)

Jon Niese pitches against the Braves. (August 12,
(Credit: David Pokress)

Jon Niese pitches against the Braves. (August 12, 2012)

Martin Prado is out at second base as
(Credit: David Pokress)

Martin Prado is out at second base as Daniel Murphy completes the double play on Chipper Jones in the first inning. (August 12, 2012)

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Mike Baxter hustles home to score on David
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Mike Baxter hustles home to score on David Wright's first-inning double. (August 12, 2012)

David Wright smiles in the Mets dugout after
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David Wright smiles in the Mets dugout after scoring on Ike Davis's fifth-inning single. (August 12, 2012)

Terry Collins greets home plate umpire Larry Vanover
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Terry Collins greets home plate umpire Larry Vanover with a handshake before the game. (August 12, 2012)

Michael Bourn steals third base in the first
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Michael Bourn steals third base in the first inning as David Wright can't make the tag in time. (August 12, 2012)

David Wright sprints home to score on Ike
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David Wright sprints home to score on Ike Davis's fifth-inning single. (August 12, 2012)

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Jordany Valdespin follows the flight of his
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Jordany Valdespin follows the flight of his sixth-inning solo home run. (August 12, 2012)

Ike Davis singles in the fifth inning to
(Credit: David Pokress)

Ike Davis singles in the fifth inning to score David Wright. (August 12, 2012)

Jordany Valdespin is greeted by his Mets teammates
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Jordany Valdespin is greeted by his Mets teammates after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning. (August 12, 2012)

Ben Sheets rubs up a new ball as
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Ben Sheets rubs up a new ball as Jordany Valdespin rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning. (August 12, 2012)

Jordany Valdespin hits a solo home run in
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Jordany Valdespin hits a solo home run in the sixth inning. (August 12, 2012)

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Jordany Valdespin celebrates his sixth-inning solo home run
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Jordany Valdespin celebrates his sixth-inning solo home run in the Mets dugout. (August 12, 2012)

David Wright strikes out in the fourth inning
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David Wright strikes out in the fourth inning during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. (Aug. 11, 2012)

David Wright bats in the second inning during
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

David Wright bats in the second inning during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Daniel Murphy looks on after flying out in
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Daniel Murphy looks on after flying out in the sixth inning of a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Josh Thole throws out pitcher Kris Medlen of
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Josh Thole throws out pitcher Kris Medlen of the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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Johan Santana stands on the mound in the
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Johan Santana stands on the mound in the second inning of a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Johan Santana leaves a game against the Atlanta
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Johan Santana leaves a game against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Johan Santana sits in the dugout after leaving
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Johan Santana sits in the dugout after leaving a game against the Atlanta Braves. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Jason Bay grounded out to the shortstop in
(Credit: David Pokress)

Jason Bay grounded out to the shortstop in the third inning. (Aug. 10, 2012)

Terry Collins checks on pitcher Matt Harvey after
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Terry Collins checks on pitcher Matt Harvey after he was hit on the foot by a batted ball in the third inning. (Aug. 10, 2012)

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Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm pitches against the
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Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm pitches against the Mets. (Aug. 10, 2012)

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey wipes his face after
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Mets pitcher Matt Harvey wipes his face after giving up a two-run home run to Jason Heyward in the first inning. (Aug. 10, 2012)

Matt Harvey pitches against the Braves at Citi
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Matt Harvey pitches against the Braves at Citi Field. (Aug. 10, 2012)

David Wright runs up the first base line
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David Wright runs up the first base line and drops his bat after grounding out to the pitcher in the seventh inning. (Aug. 10, 2012)

A Mets fan welcomes pitcher Matt Harvey to
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A Mets fan welcomes pitcher Matt Harvey to Citi Field for his first start at home. (Aug. 10, 2012)

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Matt Harvey pitches against the Braves at Citi
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Matt Harvey pitches against the Braves at Citi Field. (Aug. 10, 2012)

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