The Mets, perhaps smarting from having their winning steak snapped last night, defeated the Braves handily today in Atlanta, 10-3. The Mets, in their final ever game at Turner Field, sent the former Olympic Stadium out in style.
Yoenis Cespedes delivered a run-scoring ground out in the first inning, and then hit a grand slam in the third, putting New York comfortably ahead, 5-0. James Loney hit a solo shot in the fourth, and then the Mets really opened things up in the fifth with everyone from Alejandro de Aza to starter Seth Lugo getting in on the action.
Lugo was excellent today, going seven innings, giving up two runs on six hits, while walking one and striking out five. Logan Verrett wanted to make things interesting in the ninth, giving up a run and leaving the bases loaded, but Josh Edgin needed only three pitches to induce a double play to end the game.
Full recap to follow.
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