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Final Score: Mets 4, Braves 2—Niese and the bats chop Braves' elimination number by one

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The Mets beat the Braves again. Hooray!

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets defeated the Braves again this evening in Atlanta behind a very good start by Jon Niese. With that, the Mets won their 75th game of the season—surpassing their 74 wins in each of the last two seasons—and will at least have a chance at eliminating the Braves from the postseason tomorrow afternoon. Neither of those things constitutes a successful season, but hey, we’ll take what we can get here.

As for the game at hand, Lucas Duda plated the Mets’ first run with a sac fly in the first, Dilson Herrera hit a two-run home run in the second, though he later left the game with a quad injury, and Curtis Granderson hit a solo home run in the eighth.

Niese had cruised until loading the bases in the eight and giving way to Josh Edgin, who gave up a two-run single, before Carlos Torres and Jenrry Mejia closed out the victory without giving up any more runs.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by ScottfromPeetskill; his effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

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