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The Mets fell to the Braves 4-3 in the series-opener at Turner Field after having been swept by Atlanta at home earlier in the week. After another solid outing from Matt Harvey, New York headed into the eighth inning with a 3-2 lead. Adonis Garcia provided the game-winning knock for the Braves, a two-run home run against Addison Reed, before Arodys Vizcaíno shut the door on the Mets in a hitless ninth inning.
Before the loss, the Mets got great news on the injuries of Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes, and Zack Wheeler.
Terry Collins apologized to PR head Jay Horwitz, whom the manager had frustratedly called a "puppy dog."
Collins has been impressed with call-up Matt Reynolds' performance so far.
Michael Conforto showed off some great defense in Thursday's loss, but bruised his knee as a result. He remained in the game, however. BP Mets' Jarrett Seidler wrote the Mets are mishandling the young left fielder.
According to assistant GM John Ricco, the Mets will hold a private workout for Cuban defector Yulieski Gourriel next week. Gourriel is a 32-year-old third baseman.
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Yesterday at AA
A return to the Mets by José Reyes looks more and more likely.
Amazin' Avenue Audio welcomed Mark Simon to the podcast.
The Mets promoted top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario to Double-A Binghamton.
This Date in Mets History
Thirty years later, the Mets became became the first team in major league history to hit three sacrifice flies in one inning.