Posted by Craig Mitchell at 10:23 PM
Saturday night at Turner field the Mets mental and fielding errors continue to be an issue. The Mets lose their 4th straight 6-4. Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and the was provided a quick 2 run lead in the top of the first inning when Travis d’Arnaud singled home Curtis Granderson and Ruben Tejada and it was 2-0. In the bottom of the 2nd A.J. Pierzynski tripled to right and scored on a RBI single by Andrelton Simmons and it was 2-1. The Braves tied it when Jace Peterson walked and went to third when he attempted to steal and neither Tejada nor Dilson Herrera covered the bag and Peterson advanced when d’Arnaud’s throw went into center-field (an undeserved throwing error for d’Arnaud.) Peterson then scored on Cameron Maybin’s ground out. In the 4th the Braves scored twice more. Eury Perez drove home Pierzynski with an infield hit. Peterson sac-fly scored Simmons and it was 4-2. The Mets climbed back into it. In the 5th Granderson hit a solo homer off Braves starter Williams Perez to make it 4-3. Travis d’Arnaud homered in the 6th to tie the game at 4. For Granderson his 9th on the year for d’Arnaud his 4th. In the 6th more mental errors cost the Mets. Pedro Ciriaco hit a sac-fly…while scoring d’Arnaud hyper-extended his elbow trying to make a tag and left the game. Then with the bases loaded and 1 out, Maybin grounded to third and Eric Campbell didn’t throw home allowing Simmons to score with the Braves 6th run. Syndergaard lasted 4 innings allowing 6 hits 4 runs (3 earned) walking 2 and striking out 3. Jack Leathersich and Logan Verrett gave up solo runs in the 5th and 6th. Leathersich takes the loss falling to 0-1. Perez gets the win for the Braves; he’s now 4-0. Travis d’Arnaud led the Mets going 2 for 3 with the homer and 3 RBI. Granderson went 2 for 4 with the homer and 2 runs scored. Pierzynski went 3 for 4, Simmons went 4 for 4 for the Braves. With the loss the Mets fall to 36-34 and are now 10-23 on the road. With the Nats win on Saturday the Mets now drop to ½ behind Washington in 2nd place in the NL east. Sunday the Mets look to salvage the final gave of this series. It’s a 5 pm EST start. Matt Harvey (7-4 3.32) looks to stop the bleeding for the Mets, Julio Teheran (4-3 5.07) goes for Atlanta.