NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Hinske came into the game after a scary injury to rookie Jordan Schafer and later hit a tiebreaking home run in the ninth inning Friday night that sent the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 6-3.
Schafer was hurt when he fouled a bunt off his face in the fifth. He was struck squarely around his upper lip and nose, wobbled off the field with a towel pressed tight to his face and went to a hospital for X-rays.
Old Mets nemesis Chipper Jones began the Braves’ comeback from a 3-1 deficit with a leadoff home run in the eighth. Later in the inning, a two-out error by shortstop Jose Reyes let the tying run score.
Jonny Venters (4-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win. Francisco Rodriguez (1-2) was hit hard by the Braves in the ninth.