FLUSHING, New York (Ticker) -- The
New York Mets
for the second time in less than a week. This time,
took advantage of the onslaught.
Trachsel drove in two runs and allowed just one in six innings while the Mets knocked out Hampton in the third inning after pounding their former teammate for seven runs and nine hits in a 10-6 victory over the
The sellout crowd of 53,666 for the Mets' home opener took particular delight in bellowing out derisive chants of "Hamp-ton, Hamp-ton" after the lefthander allowed a run in the first inning, two runs in the second and four more in the third.
Trachsel (1-1) doubled home a run in the second and scored on a groundout by
. Hampton (0-1) gave up a bases-loaded walk to
and an RBI groundout to Trachsel in the third before Kaz Matsui capped the inning with a two-run double, giving the Mets a 7-0 lead.
"Nine hits, seven of them were groundballs," said frustrated Braves manager
. "He's a groundball pitcher and you have to live and die with that. Everything went through for them."
Last Wednesday in Atlanta, the Mets jumped on Hampton for six runs in four innings, staking Trachsel to a 6-0 lead. But the veteran righthander squandered that lead by the bottom of the fourth inning and he was charged with eight runs and eight hits in an 18-10 loss.
"We got away from our game plan the last time out," said Trachsel, who allowed four hits. "I sat down with (catcher) J.P. (
) after we got the big lead and I approached it like it was a one-run lead."
Despite not having
, who is listed as day-to-day with an elbow injury, and
, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad, the Mets again feasted on Atlanta pitching. They have scored 35 runs in four games against the Braves.
doubled home a run in the fourth inning for his second RBI of the day and scored on a single by
added a run-scoring double in the fifth off reliever
to increase New York's lead to 10-0.
"I felt like I was at home, just in a different uniform," Cameron said of his first game at Shea Stadium as a Met. "I came to New York for the excitement and days like this. It's a good thing we put that 10-spot on the board."
The Braves played without slugger
and leadoff hitter
, yet still staged a late rally against the Mets bullpen.
A three-run homer by
and a solo blast by J.D. Drew in the eighth off
and an RBI single by pinch-hitter
in the ninth inning pulled the Braves within 10-6. Perez hit for Drew, who strained his left hamstring running down a fly ball in the bottom of the eighth and is listed as day-to-day.
But with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth,
on a game-ending double play grounder for his second save in as many days.
is day-to-day with a tender right hamstring and Furcal likely will miss this three-game series with back problems.
"It says something about being down 10-0 that we got them to put their closer in the game," Braves third baseman