The Mets won their first ever game at Sun Trust Park and it was a team effort. The team finally made Julio Teheran look human, jumping out to an early lead on a Michael Conforto solo home run, before lighting him up in the 4th inning. Ten Mets batters got up in the fourth contributing a barrage of hits and walks to plate 5 runs. Robert Gsellman, who did a great job of keeping the ball on the ground the first 3 innings, lost his way in the fourth, coughing up 2 runs to make it a 5-3 ball game.
Gsellman settled down in the 5th, but after surrendering back-to-back doubles to Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp, Terry Collins went to the bullpen and the suddenly reliable Josh Edgin. With runners on second and third, Edgin induced a ground out but a run scored. Hansel Robles took over and got the second out of the inning on a sacrifice fly that plated the 5th Atlanta run. He proceeded to give up a walk and a single, but just as Terry Collins started pacing in the dugout, Curtis Granderson made a great catch off pinch hitter Lane Adams to end the inning.
Clinging to a 6-5 lead, the Mets got 3 scoreless innings from Jerry Blevins, Addison Reed, and Jeurys Familia. Jose Reyes gave us a nice insurance run on a solo home run in the 8th, which Reed again caught in the bullpen. He smiled slyly back at Matt Kemp who had scaled the wall trying to catch it. Maybe not the smartest play as Kemp hit a screaming line drive back toward Reed’s head as he led off the bottom of the inning. No injury on this play, amazingly.