's big day with a Maddux-like pitching effort.
Jurrjens combined with three relievers on a two-hitter,
drove in four runs in the first three innings and the
New York Mets
11-0 on Friday night.
Jurrjens (8-7) gave up both hits and two walks in six innings after the Braves retired the No. 31 worn by Maddux.
each pitched an inning after Jurrjens left.
The Braves inducted Maddux into the team's Hall of Fame at a luncheon earlier Friday. Players and coaches then watched as
Maddux became only the sixth Braves player to have his number retired by the team during a pregame ceremony.
''I think it was a special night for everybody in Atlanta,'' Jurrjens said. ''He did a lot of great things for this city and
I think everybody wanted to come out with a bang, to make it more special.''
The slumping Mets lost
to a hamstring injury in the fifth inning and were shut out for the sixth time in 22 games since All-Star center fielder
went on the disabled list, going 8-14. The Mets have scored a major league-low 68 runs in that span.
Sheffield pulled up and grabbed the back of his right thigh after catching up to a double hit by
in the fifth inning. He dropped the ball and leaned over while center fielder
threw the ball back to the infield.
Sheffield declined a ride but walked slowly off the field favoring his right leg.
''When I got ready to throw the ball, that's when I felt it grab,'' he said.
said Sheffield won't start on Saturday but may be available as a pinch hitter.
The Mets already are without outfielders Beltran and
, first baseman
, starting pitcher
and relievers J.J. Putz and
due to injuries.
The injuries and losses are beginning to take a toll on the Mets.
''I have to say there is frustration,'' Manuel said. ''To a degree, I am frustrated.''
The Mets fell 8 1/2 games back of the NL East-leading Philadelphia, which beat Florida 6-5 in 12 innings. It's New York's
largest deficit since it was nine games out after play on Sept. 29, 2005, according to STATS LLC.
Manuel said it's not too late for a turnaround.
''I will say it doesn't outweigh my faith,'' he said. ''I still believe. I still think it can happen.''
McCann hit a two-run double in the first and a two-run homer in the third as the Braves led 10-0 after five innings.
homered in the third.
McCann finished with three of Atlanta's 14 hits. The Braves set a season high with nine extra-base hits and equaled their
season best with seven doubles.
(7-5) gave up nine hits and a career-high nine earned runs in 4 1-3 innings. Pelfrey gave up nine runs, including eight earned,
in an 11-6 loss at Pittsburgh on June 4.
Manuel said he didn't see ''life'' from Pelfrey ''until after there were runs on the board, and that concerns me a little
''He's going to have to step it up,'' Manuel said. ''He's the guy we depend on, and we have to have better from him.''
Pelfrey's ERA rose from 4.47 to 5.07.
''I felt bad for everybody playing behind me,'' Pelfrey said. ''It's embarrassing.''
With their second straight win over the Mets, the Braves (45-45) moved back to .500 for the first time since June 12.
''We've been playing good the last two games,'' Jurrjens said. ''I hope we can keep it going.''
Escobar had three hits and three RBIs. He drove in McCann with a single in the first and added a two-run double in the fifth.
made his first start against his former team since he was traded to Atlanta for
and cash last Friday. The right fielder went 1 for 4 and made a sliding catch on
' line drive to end the fifth inning.
Francoeur went 0 for 3 for New York.
The start of the game was pushed back about 15 minutes due to the pregame ceremony for Maddux.
NOTES: Maddux and his 12-year-old son, Chase, threw out the first pitches. ... Braves LHP
, who was diagnosed with left elbow tendinitis last week, said inflammation has moved to his forearm. He hopes to be able
to pitch by Sunday. ... With his first-inning walk, Atlanta's
has 1,298 for his career, passing
for second place on the franchise list.
is the leader with 1,376. ... Attendance was 50,704, a sellout and a season high at Turner Field.