Posted by Craig Mitchell at 5:11 PM
Sunday afternoon in Atlanta, the Mets completed a 3 game sweep of the Braves with a 10-2 win. The sweep brings the Mets to 4 games under .500 with 6 games to go. Jacob deGrom pitched for the Mets and was dominant once again going 6 innings he allowed 3 hits 2 runs (1 earned) he walked 3 and struck out 10. Offensively Anthony Recker made the most his Sunday start going 3 for 3 with 3 RBI, Lucas Duda added 3 hits and Ruben Tejada hit his 4th homer of the season while driving in 2. Kirk Nieuwenhuis added 2 hits and an RBI, Curtis Granderson continued his late season surge going 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored. deGrom improves to 9-6 with the win and sees his ERA drop to 2.63. Buddy Carlyle, Diasuke Matsuzaka and Erik Goeddel each tossed scoreless innings in relief. The Mets sweep the Braves in Atlanta for the first time since 2007, and they find themselves at 76-80 just ½ game behind the Braves for 2nd place in the NL east. Monday is an off day for the Mets, Tuesday the Mets are in Washington to start a 3 game set with the Nationals. Bartolo Colon (14-12 4.02) goes for the Mets, Tanner Roark (14-10 2.85) goes for Washington.