Game 3 in New York is a must win for the Braves. This game featured good pitching from Mickey Mahler and Nino Espinosa. Unfortunately for the Braves the Mets pitching was better as Espinosa goes 8 strong in the 3-1. The Braves jumped out on top with a run in the top of the third but the Mets score 3 unanswered over the next 4 innings to seal the series. Lenny Randle with the big solo shot in the 5th that gave the Mets the lead they would not relinquish.
WP: Nino Espinosa (1-0)
LP: Mickey Mahler (0-1)
Save: Dale Murray (1)
HR’s: Mets – Lenny Randle (1)
The Mets sweep 3-0. Mets will move on to face the 15 seed Chicago Cubs.