Mets Double Up Braves, 4-2

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0  Updated at 2:30 pm, April 7th, 2012 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With all the skepticism about the 2012 New York Mets team coming into Opening Day, for now, the team is 2-0.

They topped the Atlanta Braves (0-2) on Saturday, 4-2.  Lucas Duda provided two homers in the victory and David Wright hit his first homer of the season over the newly constructed Citi Field outfield walls.

“It’s tough to hit, it’s a lot harder when you’re thinking about the fences, instead of what kind of pitches they’re trying to throw you,” said Wright of the newly adjusted Citi Field outfield walls.  “It hasn’t crossed my mind in an at-bat.”

R.A. Dickey pitched six innings, giving up two runs, for the win.  Frank Francisco put the Braves away in the ninth for his second consecutive save.

Jair Jurrjens gave up three runs in 4 1/3 innings pitched in the loss.

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