This constituted a good day for the reeling Mets. Not only did they avoid adding to their three-game losing streak last night, they showed fight in the late innings. Now they just have to finish the game. The pouring rain not only postponed Fireworks Night at Citi Field, but left the Mets and Braves tied at 5-5 after eight innings. The suspended game will be resumed tonight beginning at 6:10, before the teams play their regularly scheduled 7:15 contest. “We’ll come out there and see if we can’t win an inning,” said Daniel Murphy, who is 3-for-4 with an RBI. The game will resume with Ike Davis 0-for-4 with four strikeouts, extending his tailspin to 1-for-42. It has gotten so bad for Davis, he was cheered for hitting a foul ball on an awkward swing in the eighth inning. The four-strikeout game is Davis’ third this season, tying a franchise record. Davis remains on the brink of a possible demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas. “He’s not the reason why we’re playing bad,” manager Terry Collins said. “He’s one of them, but there are a lot of pieces that aren’t doing the job, also. Now we have to figure out what’s going to be best for him moving forward.” Amid a steady downpour in the eighth, the Mets tied the game when Braves reliever Anthony Varvaro unloaded a wild pitch that allowed Ruben Tejada to score. Murphy’s RBI single moments earlier — B.J. Upton booted the ball in center, allowing Tejada to reach third — was the inning’s big hit. Evan Gattis’ pinch-hit, two-run single in the eighth against Greg Burke had given the Braves a 5-3 lead. The runs were charged to Scott Rice, who allowed a walk and single in two-thirds of an inning.
Mets-Braves game suspended after eight innings
New York Post | May 25