ATLANTA -- The slumping Atlanta Braves were shut down by Jonathon Niese and lost 4-2 to the New York Mets on Saturday night, damaging their flickering playoff hopes. Atlanta has lost seven of eight to drop to 4-13 in September. Any combination of two Pittsburgh wins or Atlanta losses will eliminate the Braves from the NL wild-card race. Niese (9-11) allowed two runs and seven hits in 7 1-3 innings. The left-hander also struck out five and walked one while improving to 1-1 with a 2.14 ERA in his last three starts. Dilson Herrera and Curtis Granderson homered for New York, which has won three of four. Niese, who was just 2-4 with a 5.65 ERA in his previous six road starts since June 21, retired nine straight batters before loading the bases on consecutive singles with one out in the eighth. Manager Terry Collins brought in Josh Edgin, who gave up a two-run single to Freddie Freeman. But Carlos Torres retired Justin Upton and Chris Johnson to end the threat. Jenrry Mejia then worked the ninth for his 27th save in 30 chances. Braves starter Mike Minor lasted just one inning, leaving with left shoulder discomfort after the Mets went up 1-0 on Lucas Dudas sacrifice fly. Minor (6-12) dropped to 0-8 in his last nine September starts. David Hale came in and fell behind 3-0 in the second on Herreras third homer, a two-run shot just inside the left-field foul pole. Grandersons 19th homer, coming off David Carpenter, made it 4-0 in the eighth. The Braves (76-78) fell two games under .500 for the first time since they were 2-4 on April 12, 2012. TRAINERS ROOM Mets: 2B Herrera left with a strained right quadriceps after he beat out an infield single in the sixth. Ruben Tejada came in to run and then played shortstop, making a strong defensive play to throw out Upton for the second out of the eighth. Braves: RF Jason Heyward missed his second straight game with a bruised left thumb. ... C Evan Gattis, sidelined the last 10 games with strep throat and a kidney stone, grounded out as a pinch hitter in the fifth. UP NEXT Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (8-6) tied the single-game record set by Houstons Jim Deshaies in 1986 by striking out his first eight batters in a no-decision at home against Miami last Monday. Braves: RHP Ervin Santana (14-9) is 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA in three starts against the Mets this year. SMOOTH MOVES Bonifacio, who filled in for Heyward, made two solid plays in right field, throwing out Granderson at the plate when he tried to score from second in the second and running to the warning track in right-centre to catch Daniel Murphys fly ball with runners on first and second. Durham Smythe Jersey . JOHNS, N. Josh Sitton Jersey . Thornton emerged as one of the leagues best defensive ends against the run in 2013. The former undrafted free agent from Division II Southern Arkansas led Philadelphias linemen with 78 tackles and had one sack. http://www.officialauthenticdolphinsshop...n-jersey.html.A. remained bitter for Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers on the long flight back home to New York. Jason Sanders Jersey . - Jordan Addesis shootout goal helped the Plymouth Whalers to a 3-2 win over the Sault Ste. Custom Miami Dolphins Jerseys . - After three days of light, make that very light, workouts, Team Irvin and Team Carter are ready for tonights Pro Bowl.JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin is now a free agent. Babin voided the final two years of his contract Monday, hitting the market before the Jaguars cut him. Babin, who had 7 1/2 sacks last season, was due to make $6 million in 2014 — more than the rebuilding team was willing to pay for a 33-year-old pass-rusher whos no longer in his prime. Jacksonville could briing back Babin at a reduced rate if he doesnt find a suitor elsewhere.dddddddddddd The Jaguars already signed one defensive lineman, and Babins departure could leave them in the market for another. Jacksonville signed former Seattle defensive end Red Bryant, a run-stopping end, to a four-year deal worth $17 million. The Jags were tied for the fewest sacks (31) in the league last season. Cheap Jerseys ChinaNFL Jerseys ChinaNFL Jerseys WholesaleDiscount Basketball JerseysCheap NHL Jerseys AuthenticCheap Baseball Jerseys Free ShippingCheapest College Jerseys SaleCheap Football Jerseys ChinaNike NFL Jerseys CanadaWholesale NHL Jerseys From ChinaMLB Jerseys Outlet CanadaWholesale NBA Jerseys Canada StoreCheap Soccer Jerseys ChinaCheap Authentic Jerseys Canada ' ' '