The Mets took the nightcap and salvaged a split of the doubleheader with a 3-2 win over the Braves Monday night.
Seth Lugo struck out seven batters over six innings. It looked like he still had gas left in the tank, having thrown just 81 pitches, but a lefty was leading off the seventh so Jerry Blevins came in. I’m pretty sure it’s the law that it has to play out that way.
Travis d’Arnaud had a good night, going 2-3 with a walk and two RBIs, including a no-doubt homer leading off the bottom of the eighth. That made it 3-0 Mets.
Jeurys Familia came on and picked up a shaky save. He wasn’t helped out much by his defense, either, as Dominic Smith looked home after fielding a grounder with runners on the corners. He should have gone for two, which would have ended the game. Just a rough night overall for Smith, who fanned three times in the first game.
After batting third in the opener, Brandon Nimmo finally batted leadoff in the nightcap. He had three hits, including two doubles.