The Mets got a strong starting pitching performance for the second straight day. Unfortunately, the bullpen didn’t hold it together and the offense was MIA, resulting in a 7-0 loss to the Braves. Atlanta wins the season series, 7-3.
Rick Porcello got the start and Porcello had been beaten up by Atlanta in his previous two starts, going just 6 IP and allowing 11 R, including 9 ER. But it was a completely different story this time around, as Porcello went seven innings and allowed just three hits. However, one of those three hits was a homer and Porcello left the game, trailing 1-0.
Jeurys Familia was brought on to pitch for his second straight day. He wasn’t great yesterday – allowing a run in his only inning – and was even worse today. The Braves scored two runs against Familia in the eighth, making it 3-0. Chasen Shreve came on to pitch the ninth and was done in by his own error on a double play ball. If he turns the DP, the Mets get out of the inning without any runs scored. The Braves ended up scoring four in the inning.
The Mets were held to just three hits, including two by Wilson Ramos. Mets opened up the ninth inning with back-to-back hits by Ramos and Brandon Nimmo. But Michael Conforto, who struck out his first three trips to the plate, grounded into a double play to kill any thoughts of a miracle comeback.