The Mets nearly came up with another magical comeback, but their ninth inning rally came up just short.
Try as he might, Yoenis Cespedes couldn’t single handedly win this game for the Mets. The slugger, who was expected to miss three games with a finger injury, exploded for three hits, including a home run, and threw out a runner at home to save a run. But his sixth inning solo home run was all the offense the Mets could muster against 20-year-old Mike Soroka in his Major League debut.
Noah Syndergaard started the game and had a nightmare first inning where he surrendered three runs on five hits to start the game. And yes, of course Freddie Freeman was in the middle of it. Syndergaard settled down to throw five scoreless frames after that, but the damage was done as the Mets offense went cold tonight. The hot shot rookie Soroka got yanked after six innings but the Mets couldn’t do anything against the Braves’ bullpen until the ninth when they scored one but left the tying run in scoring position.