The Mets beat to Braves 3-2 to complete a sweep in Atlanta today. Jacob deGrom's return to the mound was a bit shaky at times, but it's hard to argue with the final result. In his first start in over two weeks, he threw 82 pitches across five-and-two-thirds innings. He allowed just one run, scattering eight hits and no walks with three strikeouts. His velocity was down, as it has been all year so far, but he was effective after a long layover and a personal scare. It was a good first step for sure. Jeurys Familia made it too close for comfort in the ninth inning, giving up three hits and a run, but he ultimately kept a lid on the victory.
Michael Conforto's sacrifice fly in the first and ground rule double in the top of the sixth combined to drive in two runs. Asdrubal Cabrera's hot streak continued as he went 2-for-4, and Lucas Duda drove in an insurance run on a sacrifice fly. For everyone worried that the Mets won't win if they aren't hitting home runs, they scored all three without hitting a home run today.
The Mets return home tomorrow night to take on the Reds.
Full recap to follow.
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