New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves
September 30, 2001 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on September 30, 2001 at Turner Field. The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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New York Mets 9, Atlanta Braves 6

New York Mets ab r h rbi
Lawton rf 4 1 0 0
Alfonzo 2b 5 3 3 3
Piazza c 5 2 4 1
Escobar pr 0 0 0 0
Wilson c 0 0 0 0
Ventura 3b 4 1 1 1
Shinjo lf 5 1 1 1
Zeile 1b 4 1 0 0
Payton cf 4 0 1 0
Relaford ss 3 0 0 1
Ordonez ss 0 0 0 0
Appier p 2 0 1 0
Perez ph 1 0 0 0
Riggan p 0 0 0 0
Harris ph 0 0 0 0
McEwing ph 0 0 0 1
Roberts p 0 0 0 0
Gonzalez p 0 0 0 0
Benitez p 0 0 0 0
Totals 37 9 11 8
Atlanta Braves ab r h rbi
Lockhart 2b 5 0 0 0
Martinez 1b 4 1 0 0
Jones C. 3b 4 2 3 0
Jordan rf 4 2 2 4
Surhoff lf 4 1 2 1
Jones A. cf 4 0 0 0
Lopez c 3 0 0 0
Bako c 1 0 1 0
Sanchez ss 4 0 1 1
Millwood p 1 0 0 0
Caminiti ph 1 0 0 0
Ligtenberg p 0 0 0 0
Seanez p 0 0 0 0
Betemit ph 0 0 0 0
Garcia pr 0 0 0 0
Karsay p 0 0 0 0
Reed p 0 0 0 0
Perez p 0 0 0 0
Spooneybarger p 0 0 0 0
Franco ph 1 0 0 0
Totals 36 6 9 6
New York 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 9 11 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 6 9 1
New York Mets IP H R ER BB SO
Appier W (10-10) 6.0 6 3 3 0 4
Riggan 1.0 0 0 0 1 1
Roberts 0.0 2 3 3 1 0
Gonzalez 1.0 1 0 0 0 1
Benitez SV (43) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3
Totals 9.0 9 6 6 2 9
Atlanta Braves IP H R ER BB SO
Millwood L (6-7) 5.0 4 4 4 1 4
Ligtenberg 1.0 1 0 0 0 1
Seanez 1.0 1 0 0 0 1
Karsay 0.0 4 4 3 0 0
Reed 0.1 0 1 0 1 0
Perez 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
Spooneybarger 1.0 1 0 0 1 1
Totals 9.0 11 9 7 3 7

E –Piazza (7), Lopez (10). 2B –New York Piazza (27,off Spooneybarger), Atlanta C Jones (32,off Appier); Jordan (30,off Appier). HR –New York Alfonzo 2 (17,1st inning off Millwood 1 on, 0 out,3rd inning off Millwood 0 on, 1 out); Piazza (36,1st inning off Millwood 0 on, 0 out), Atlanta Jordan (24,8th inning off Roberts 2 on, 0 out). SF –Relaford (5,off Reed); McEwing (3,off O Perez). IBB –Ventura (10,by Spooneybarger). Team LOB –6. Team –5. SB –Payton (4,2nd base off Seanez/Lopez); Surhoff (9,2nd base off Appier/Piazza). IBB –Spooneybarger (1,Ventura). U-HP –Jerry Crawford, 1B –Brian Gorman, 2B –Doug Eddings, 3B –Eric Cooper. T –3:34. A –42,677.

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