ATLANTA (Ticker) -- Even without
proved they still can put up some numbers.
combined for six hits and seven RBI in an 11-run fourth inning as the Braves rolled to an 18-10 victory over the
New York Mets
The 18 runs is the most in a game by the Braves since a 20-3 rout of Florida on October 5, 2001.
went 5-for-5 and hit a pair of homers to move within one of tying
for the career record of 351 by a catcher. His two-run homer in the first inning and RBI single in the second helped the Mets build a 6-0 lead.
(0-1) gave it all away before he was yanked in the fourth inning. An RBI single by
and a two-run homer by
in the third inning pulled the Braves within 6-3 before they erupted for nine hits and sent 15 men to the plate in the fourth.
led off with a base hit and LaRoche followed with a single for his first major league hit. Estrada singled home
walked to load the bases before Franco tied the game with a two-run single.
"I was just feeling like I was one pitch away," said Trachsel, who was 10-1 on the road last season. "It didn't stop. It was really kind of ugly all the way around for the pitchers tonight."
relieved and yielded a sacrifice fly to Giles and a two-run single to J.D. Drew, giving the Braves a 9-6 lead. In his second at-bat of the inning, LaRoche delivered a two-run double and scored on a single by Estrada. DeRosa doubled home Estrada and Franco capped the inning with an RBI single.
"It's nice to get it (first hit) off my back," LaRoche said. "An 11-run inning, I don't remember an 11-run inning in college or high school. It's pretty cool."
"When have you seen someone get his first two major league hits in the same inning," said Giles, who had three hits and three RBI. "He knows how to play the game. I'm very happy for him."
(1-0) tossed a scoreless inning in relief and got credit for the win after starter
couldn't make it to the fifth.
Piazza's second home run was a mammoth 456-foot shot to center in the seventh inning - the second longest ever hit at Turner Field. It was also the 361st home run of his career, tying him with
for 58th place on the all-time list.
"I guess it's significant because we're both Italian," Piazza said. "Obviously, it means a lot to my dad because he's a big DiMaggio fan. When they told me, I was like, 'Wow.' It's great company, I'm honored."
homered and drove in two runs and
hit a two-run homer for the Mets. After getting a homer and two doubles with three RBI in his Mets debut Tuesday, Kaz Matsui went 1-for-4 with two walks.