Posted by Craig Mitchell at 4:12 PM
Sunday Afternoon at Citi Field, The Mets trailing 8-3 in the top of the 4th staged their biggest comeback of the year as they hit 4 home runs and rally to beat the Braves 10-8. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and it was clear from the get go he didn’t have it. He allowed 11 hits in 3 2/3 and 8 earned runs as the Braves looked like they were steaming to an easy win. But that woke up the Mets bench. In the bottom of the 4th the Mets climbed to within 8-5 as Darrell Ceciliani and Dilson Herrera both clubbed solo homers. For Ceciliani his 1st career blast for Herrera his 2nd on the year. In the 5th Travis d’Arnaud continued his welcome back tour with a two run shot, his 3rd on the year and it was 8-7. In the 6th Michael Cuddyer hit a pitch single, Curtis Granderson got his 3rd hit on the day and Juan Lagares hit a 3 run homer, his 3rd on the year as the Mets took a 10-8 lead. The Mets pounded out 14 hits on the day. Granderson went 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored, Lagares had 3 hits and the 3 RBI, Lucas Duda went 2 for 4 and Wilmer Flores had a 2 run single in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Gee’s complete line was 3 2/3 11 hits 8 runs (all earned)1 walk and 4 k’s. After Gee, Alex Torres, Sean Gilmartin, Bobby Parnell, Hansel Robles all pitched scoreless relief. Gilmartin pitched 2 scoreless and gets the win he’s now 1-0. New Papa Jeurys Familia came on in the 8th inning and pitched the 4 out save. His 19th on the year. Luis Avilan took the loss for Atlanta he’s now 2-2-. Jace Peterson went 3 for 3 with a homer and 3 RBI, Kelly Johnson went 3 for 3 and 2 RBI for the Braves in the loss. With the win the Mets improve to 34-30 on the year and 24-11 at Citi Field as they take 2 out of 3 from Atlanta. The Nats are winning in Milwaukee so worst case scenario the Mets stay ½ game in first in the NL east. Monday, the Powerful Toronto Blue Jays come to town for an inter-league match up. Noah Syndergaard (2-4 4.15) faces the team that dealt him. Lefty Mark Buehrle (7-4 4.25) goes for Toronto.