ATLANTA – Jacob deGrom was found dead a few minutes Thursday night, just enough time to bury the Mets in a hole where their stumbling block often can’t escape.
Dominic Smith eventually brought the Mets back to another plane, but the mojo was short-lived. Seth Lugo’s misguided decision to put the balance on the pitch after fielding Guillermo Heredia in the ninth and Freddie Freeman’s RBI single in the first half put the Mets in 11th place. He lost 4-3 at Truist Park for his career.
Freeman, who was loaded with the base and two outside, broke the line in Lugo’s glove and simply defeated Luis Guillerme’s first-post strike and the Braves celebrated.
The winning rally began when Lugo pushed Heredia’s lead from the field to the first side from the back, and as a result, he allowed Heredia to move up to the second position. Lugo resigned the next two fighters, but then Ronald Acuna deliberately walked to Jr. and walked through Ender Inciarte to load the bases until Freeman arrived, giving the Braves two of three games and a win.
Smith came out of ninth with a second homer of the game, pulling the Mets 3-3 with a powerful blast on the right against Will Smith. The multi-homer game was the first in Smith’s career. Smith also blew up seventh-ranked Homer.
The next stop for the match is The Bronx for three games against a light Yankee team. But that’s only when the Mets can start their bats – they’ve scored three times or less in seven of the last 11 games.
The Mets had their best shot of the lead in eighth place, when Billy McKinney delivered a truly ill-fitting single and Francisco Lindor walked alone. But the No. 3 and No. 4 strikers in the squad, Michael Conforto and Pete Alonso, were sacked by Clan Martin and retained the lead in Atlanta.
DeGrom gave the Mets the length they wanted, throwing seven rounds and 93 pitches, the most since April 28th. He finished the last 18 fights he faced and hit 14, but he had three running issues. surrendered in the first place.
DeGrom got into the wheat and kicked his glove in disgust after the first inning, in which he worked harder than any outing this season (three).
Austin Riley drove the ball into the opposing field at 99.7 miles and cleared the right field for the two runners Homer, who gave the Braves a 3-1 lead. Homer was first played by deGrom on April 25 against the rockers in seven starts. The explosion also brought the deGrom ERA to three numbers (1.03), which he had not visited all season. By the end of the night, that number had dropped to 0.95.
Acuna fired the lead in the game for Ehire Adrianza Braves, who joined the squad late after being drawn from the starting lineup. Ozi tied Albies ’RBI sister 1-1, and Riley delivered his 14th of the season. Adrianza’s shot consisted of 37 straight fights that deGrom resigned in the first half of the season.
In the first, Conforto’s RBI sister Lindor walked in and stole the second, giving the Mets a 1-0 lead. The stolen base was Lindor’s seventh of the season.
Smith yelled at seventh-placed Ian Anderson to pull the Mets in 3-2. The explosion continued the Mets ’trend of concentration in subsequent games.