The Braves jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning when Andrelton Simmons RBI single brought home A.J. Pierzynski. In the bottom of the frame Wilmer Flores punched an RBI single scoring Eric Campbell to tie it at 1. In the top of the 5th former Met Eric Young Jr. hit a one out triple to right center. He was plated on a sac-fly by Alberto Callaspo. Flores again pulled the Mets even in the 7th when he connected for a one out solo homer off Cody Martin, for Flores # 3 on the year.
Dillon Gee started and went 7 strong innings allowing 8 hits 2 runs (both earned) walking 1 and striking out 3. Erik Stults held the Mets down while he was on the rubber going 6 innings allowing 4 hits 1 run (earned) and striking out 5. Sean Gilmartin and Buddy Carlyle navigated a scoreless 8th inning for the Mets.
In the bottom of the 8th after yet another walk by pinch hitter Granderson, Juan Lagares hit a slow hit and run single to right field to give the Mets first and third with no out. That’s when Duda came through with an opposite field RBI single to give the Mets the 3-2 lead. Jeurrys Familia pitched the 9th for his 7th save in 7 opportunities.
Duda and Flores had 2 hits apiece in the win. Lagares has now hit in 9 straight and made an amazing full speed glove outstretched catch in the 7th off a drive by Jace Peterson. Buddy Carlyle gets the win he’s now 1-0. Jim Johnson takes the loss falling to 1-1.
The Mets improve to 12-3 on the year, matching their best start ever with the 1986 Mets. They are a perfect 9-0 at Citi Field on the year. Thursday afternoon it’s the final game of the series. Bartolo Colon (3-0 2.25) goes for the Mets 3rd straight series sweep for the Mets, Julio Teheran (2-0 3.71) goes for Atlanta.