Braves rally in ninth, 10th to sweep reeling Mets
ATLANTA (Ticker) -- Rookie
added his name to the list of
who have handed the
New York Mets
a heartbreaking loss.
Langerhans tied the game with an RBI double in the ninth inning and delivered a game-winning two-run single in the 10th as the Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Mets with a 4-3 triumph.
Atlanta has won 12 of 16 meetings with its National League East Division rival, including eight of nine at home. Since Turner Field opened in 1997, the Braves are 21-6 at home against the Mets in September and 51-20 here overall.
appeared to put New York in position to salvage the finale against his former team, allowing one run and five hits in 7 1/3 innings. However closer
(4-7) failed to hold a 2-1 lead in the ninth.
"It hurts a little more at this time of the year," said Glavine, who is 1-8 in 11 lifetime starts against the Braves. "It's a tough one to swallow."
led off the frame with a double and scored two batters later when Langerhans fouled off three two-strike pitches before connecting on the ninth pitch of the at-bat for a double to tie the game.
"It feels good," Langerhans said. "Anytime you can get a hit in those situations, it feels great. I've been working on some stuff to try to relax myself. Tonight was the first night I've been able to get in and work on stuff."
The Mets moved back in front in the 10th on pinch hitter
's RBI single off
(4-1). New York had a chance to expand the lead, but Foster got
to line into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded.
That proved to be costly as Looper surrendered a leadoff single to
in the 10th, hit
with a pitch and walked
to load the bases with none out.
"Basically, I stunk," said Looper, who blew his sixth save in 34 chances. "We should have won the game. That's the storyline. It's extremely frustrating. Glavine pitched us a good game. He deserved to get the win."
came on and nearly got out of the jam, getting Francoeur and
to pop out, but Langerhans sent a 3-2 pitch from the former
Chicago White Sox
closer into left field to give Atlanta its 18th win this season in its final at-bat.
"This was pretty sweet," Langerhans said. "We're coming down the stretch. Everything's important at this point."
"Obviously, he hit it, you can't say it was a good pitch," Takatsu said through an interpreter. "But I got it to the location I wanted it to be."
yielded two runs in the first inning, but not much thereafter. The righthander allowed eight hits and three walks in eight innings with three strikeouts, giving him 1,001 for his career.
"I was trying to keep the game where it was," Hudson said. "It was a big win for us. Langerhans came up big for us twice."
recorded his National League-leading 50th steal for the Mets (70-69), who fell to 1-5 on a 10-game road trip and are five games behind Houston in the National League wild card race.