The Mets brought their hitting shoes with them to Atlanta, as they pounded out 14 hits, including three home runs, and downed the Braves, 10-4, Monday night in the first of a three-game set.
David Peterson was staked to a three-run lead early, as DJ Stewart and Rafael Ortega both went deep in the second inning. But Peterson surrendered four runs and found himself behind by the fourth inning.
But then something odd happened. The Mets continued to add on runs, while the Braves’ bats went cold. New York bunched a whole lot of hits together in the fifth inning and again went up three runs, this time by a 7-4 score.
And the following frame Francisco Lindor delivered a three-run homer, his 23rd of the season, and the rout was on.
It was a very good night for the bullpen. Four relievers combined to throw 4.1 scoreless innings, with Phil Bickford picking up the win after he came on with two outs in the fifth, finished that frame and added another inning pitched.
Offense is fun.