In a battle between former Mets ace and current Mets ace, the current won the match. Jacob deGrom pitched a marvelous seven innings en route to a 7-3 Mets win over the Braves. deGrom allowed one run over that time, allowing five hits and two walks to go with seven strikeouts. This was deGrom’s fifteenth win of the season, and he was in command the whole time. He snapped a recent skid, and pitched himself to his 50th career victory.
For the bats of the Mets, it was also a good night. Five Mets players had doubles on the evening, Nori Aoki even notching two. Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Dom Smith, and Gavin Cecchini each had a double. Cecchini had a great night at the plate, going 3-4. Former Met R.A Dickey lasted five innings against his former team, and was hit hard his entire tenure in the game. The only Mets starter to not have a hit in the game was shortstop Amed Rosario. My Gut Reaction is that the Mets offense will be strong through the rest of the season, as players start to get used to hitting in new spots in the lineup.
Out of the bullpen, Jeruys Familia pitched a scoreless frame. He allowed a hit, but no damage came from it. A.J Ramos struggled a little bit in his inning of work, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk. He got the job done though, as he finished the game for the Mets. This win snapped a four game losing streak, and an eight game road losing streak. Tomorrow, Robert Gsellman will take the hill at 1:30 and face the Braves in the rubber game of the series.