NEW YORK (AP) - Johan Santana saved the Mets from a sweep with
another spotless outing and rookie Ike Davis hit his latest titanic
home run in New York's 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on
Alex Cora and pinch-hitter Josh Thole delivered RBI singles with
two outs, and Angel Pagan had three of New York's 13 hits. The Mets
also got flawless relief work from Bobby Parnell and Francisco
Rodriguez in their major league-best 13th shutout.
Fantastic at Citi Field for most of the first half, New York
averted a three-game whitewash by its NL East rival but finished
2-4 on a disappointing homestand against a pair of first-place
The Mets head into the All-Star break four games behind Atlanta.