Mets Fall In Road Trip Opener 8-2 To The Braves

  • Mets start this 10-game road swing with the short two game series in Atlanta, Zach Wheeler on the hill for the Mets.
  • Wheeler cruised through the first three innings until the bottom of the 4th. First three men reached in the inning, loading the bases with no one out.
  • Johan Camargo grounded into a 1-2-5 Double Play and Wheeler was almost out of the inning.
  • Ender Inciarte stroked a soft liner and the Braves had a 1-0 lead.
  • Wheeler got Culberson to line out and limit the damage to one run.
  • Top 6, Mike Foltynewicz left the game after 5 innings, Jesse Biddle came in. With one out and one on, Brandon Nimmo was hit by a pitch, but not awarded first. Mickey Callaway came out heated and was tossed. Since it was ball 3, Nimmo continued and took ball 4.
  • Two on, one out, Asdrubal Cabrera reached on an error.
  • Jay Bruce knocked in two runs with a ground rule double and the Mets led 2-1 in the top of the 6th
  • Bottom 6, Freddie Freeman stroked a solo home run off of Wheeler to start the inning.
  • Ender Inciarte again stroked a soft liner into the outfield grass and another run scored and the Braves reclaimed the lead against Wheeler, 3-2.
  • Wheeler loaded the bases and that ended his night. Paul Sewald came on with the bases loaded and two out to face Ozzie Albies who quickly turned on a Sewald pitch and the Braves blew the game wide open with a Grand Slam, 7-2 Atlanta, three of those runs charged to Wheeler.
  • The line on Wheeler – 5.2 innings, 8 Hits, 6 earned runs and two strikeouts.
  • Nick Markakis added a solo shot against Sewald in the 7th to make it 8-2 Atlanta, which would prove to be the final tally.
  • Mets wrap up a short two game series this afternoon as they take on the Braves in Atlanta for the final time this season. First Pitch 12:10, Mets on Deck 11:05 am.
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