“We’re up 5-2, I put it in shutdown mode,” Jones said. “I wasn’t expecting to be in the game, really, but you know, pressed into duty and just came up at the right time, good situation. Got one in the hole.”
Jonny Venters (6-1) worked a hitless inning for the win.
Braves lefty Mike Minor was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett for the fourth time this season to start in place of injured All-Star Jair Jurrjens, who went on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of a strained right knee.
Minor left with a 5-2 lead and two outs in the sixth, but the bullpen couldn’t hold it.
“I thought he did a nice job. I thought he deserved a better fate, really,” Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
First, Constanza’s error in left field led to a pair of runs. Murphy entered as a pinch-hitter and drove in one with an infield single off Eric O’Flaherty, a dribbler up the third-base line. Willie Harris cut it to 5-4 with an RBI single.
Bay scored the tying run in the seventh when left fielder Martin Prado missed an attempt at a sliding catch, misplaying Pagan’s sinking liner into an RBI double.
Prado moved from third base to left field when Jones came off the bench in a sixth-inning double switch.
In the seventh, he moved outfielder Scott Hairston to second base. By the eighth, Hairston was back in right field and Wright was playing shortstop.
“It felt like it was about a 12-hour game,” said Mets rookie Justin Turner, who went from second base to shortstop and back to second base. “We felt like we literally just walked off a battlefield, with the heat and all the switching around and the grinding and coming back and tying it up. It’s tough, mentally and physically.”
NOTES: Uggla extended his hitting streak with a two-out single in the eighth. … Freddie Freeman went 0 for 4, ending his 20-game hitting streak. … Derek Lowe is on the mound when Atlanta opens a three-game series Monday night in Florida. … SS-2B Ruben Tejada will be recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to take Murphy’s spot on the roster. Alderson said the Mets would wait and see about Reyes‘ injury before deciding if another roster move is needed. … Gee entered 2-1 with a 1.52 ERA in four outings against Atlanta, including two wins and a 0.54 ERA in three starts this year. He was originally slated to start Wednesday night against Florida, but that game was rained out.