The Braves jumped on top early and held on for a 5-3 win Tuesday night in Atlanta in the opening game of a three-game set.
Zack Wheeler entered the game with a 15.1 scoreless inning streak but allowed two runs in the first and another in the second. His final line saw 12 hits and 5 ER in 5 IP.
The Mets had their chances in this game. But they left nine runners on base and had another thrown out at the plate.
Juan Lagares had a four-hit game and four relievers combined for three scoreless innings.