The New York Mets the 24 seed and the Atlanta Braves the 23 seed are the next series in this play in round.
The Mets had a record of 66-96 and finished last in the NL East, while the Braves where 69-93 also finishing last in the NL West.
Braves had their ace Niekro on the mound and got off to a good start on offense plating 3 in first highlighted be a Rowland Office 2 run homer. The Mets answered with 4 in the 3rd with a 3 run homer by Willie Montanez against the team he was an All-Star for in 1977. The Braves pounced back on top in the 5 with yet another homer by Rowland Office. The score would remain the same until the Mets reclaim the lead with 2 in the 8th and 4 in the Â 9th as Niekro and the Braves bullpen can’t hold the lead. Mets win 10-7 and take home field advantage while also beating the Braves ace.
Final Score: Mets 10, Braves 7
WP: Jerry Koosman (1-0)
LP: Phil Niekro (0-1)
Must win Game 2 for Atlanta as they send Preston Hanna to the mound versus Craig Swan.