Niese Deals Strong Outing, but Mets Fall

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Niese Deals Strong Outing, but Mets Fall
Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

In what is becoming a heated battle to replace Chipper Jones at third base, Chris Johnson and Juan Francisco continue one-upping each other. Johnson homered as part of a three-hit effort Sunday, leading the Braves' 2-1 win over the Mets at Tradition Field. Battling Francisco for the right to replace the retired Jones as Atlanta's starter at third, Johnson is batting .340 with three home runs this spring.

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