The Atlanta Braves put a stop to two streaks that the Mets would like to have seen continue Friday night, beating their division rivals 5-1. John Gant and company stalled the offensive surge that the Mets had been riding into Friday’s game, allowing just one lonely first-inning run to the Mets’ uninspiring lineup.
The other aforementioned streak pertained to Matt Harvey, who had eyes on his third-consecutive start allowing fewer than two runs. Instead, Atlanta’s offense of Freddie Freeman and a mishmash of fading veterans and raw prospects drove in four runs off Harvey, who, for the twelfth time in fourteen tries this season, did not pitch past the sixth inning.
The Mets had their best chance to mount a comeback in the seventh inning, when Wilmer Flores batted as a pinch hitter with two outs and the bases loaded. He struck out swinging on three pitches, and the Braves’ bullpen shut the door on the Mets, who fall to 36-30 on the season.
GameThread Roll Call
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