Recapping Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets Using Twitter Parody Accounts

David KenyonFeatured ColumnistMay 26, 2013

Mike Minor threw 7.1 innings of scoreless baseball and hit a two-run homer for the Braves in a 6-0 win over the Mets.
Mike Minor threw 7.1 innings of scoreless baseball and hit a two-run homer for the Braves in a 6-0 win over the Mets.Mike Stobe/Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves took out division rival New York Mets on Saturday night by a final score of 6-0 with starting pitcher Mike Minor dominating the game.

But instead of a "here is what, when and how it happened" piece, this is a journey through the nightcap through the humorous eyes of Twitter.

However, these tweets are not from beat writers, analysts or anyone with a blue "verified" check mark; they come from parodies. Parody accounts mock both players and coaches, and they bring a unique kind of entertainment to fans throughout the game.

Now, with the help of some fake Braves on Twitter, enjoy a chronological recap of Atlanta's shutout victory over the Mets.

Atlanta's bats had a rough start to the game. New York's Dillon Gee sent the first eight Braves batters back to the dugout, but Minor earned the first hit with a single in the third.

He was dominating on the bump, too, but his offense was just as good. Minor then opened the scoring and successfully broke the game open by blasting a two-out two-run home run in the fifth inning.

Andrelton Simmons, Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman followed with four consecutive two-out hits, tacking on three more runs for Atlanta.

Video: Heyward's RBI single, Upton's RBI double, Freeman's RBI single.

Brian Snitker, the Braves' third-base coach, missed the eight completed innings of Friday's game while getting a back exam, and Atlanta made him work in the fifth inning on Saturday.

Following the five-spot in the fifth, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled the hot-hitting Evan Gattis out of the game to rest him.

While it was a good decision in real life for Gattis, "he" wasn't too concerned with sitting the rest of the day.

Minor was throwing a gem through six innings with nine strikeouts and zero runs allowed, but his team was getting bored.

Like any good teammate would do, Minor listened to his team and let Justin Upton make a great play in left field.

Like any sports fan knows...

Freeman singled home another run in the top of the seventh to stretch the score to 6-0, and Minor made it through the bottom half of the inning.

Dan Uggla had a rough day at the plate going 0-for-4, and his eighth-inning strikeout caught the attention of his "manager."

"Andrelton Simmons" and "Dan Uggla," however, had some nice words for two divisional opponents after Atlanta completed the 6-0 shutout win.

But the most important part about the win, you ask?

Leave it to "Coach Snitker" for the answer.

Impressive, right?

So, as you can see, you can pretty much find out everything you need to know about a Braves game through the parody accounts. Between watching the game and observing ridiculousness on Twitter, Atlanta baseball can be a captivating experience.

But most importantly, the Braves won their eighth straight game, improved to 30-18 and now have a 5.5 game lead over the Washington Nationals for first place in the NL East.

Plus, the magic number is only 109.

And that's no joke.