The Mets completed a sweep of the Braves in Atlanta this afternoon with a 10-2 victory that officially eliminated Atlanta from the postseason. Jacob deGrom fanned ten opposing hitters in six innings and gave up two runs, one of which was unearned. He threw exactly 100 pitches, 63 of which were strikes, and now has a 2.63 ERA on the season. There's no reason he should not win the National League Rookie of the Year award.
And at the plate, well, the Mets did a lot today. A Daniel Murphy ground out in the first plated a run, and a Ruben Tejada sac fly in the second scored another. And in the fourth, the Mets scored three times, once each on a passed ball, a sac fly, and a Ruben Tejada home run. Atlanta scored both of their runs in the fifth, but the Mets tacked on a run in the sixth, another in the eighth, and three more in the ninth to truly put the game out of reach. And in doing so, the Mets won their 76th game of the year and have a fairly realistic shot at winning 80 games. It's not a postseason berth, but it would have a better ring to it than seventy-something wins.
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