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Final Score: Mets 6, Braves 1—Welcome back Yo

The left fielder made his presence felt in the ninth.

New York Mets v Atlanta Braves - Game One Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images

With a mighty blow by Yoenis Cespedes, the Mets defeated the Braves 6-1. It had been a pitchers’ duel until both teams went to their bullpens. Luke Jackson gave up the biggest blow in the ninth when Cespedes hit a grand slam in his return to the lineup.

Robert Gsellman got the start for the Mets and had a fabulous outing in the first game of the doubleheader. He pitched into the seventh inning and did not give up any runs, despite shaky defense behind him in the first.

Braves’ starter Sean Newcomb made his major league debut and only gave up one unearned run when he committed a throwing error on a ground ball. T.J. Rivera hit a sacrifice fly to bring home the runner from third and the score was 1-0.

With both starting pitchers dealing, that remained the score until the eighth when the Mets added a run on Wilmer Flores’s sac fly. The Braves answered in the bottom of the inning when Brandon Phillips hit a solo home run, and with the Braves pressing Addison Reed entered for a five-out save.

Handed a bigger lead in the ninth, Reed pitched almost a perfect inning and the Mets walked away with the victory.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

  1. MetsFan4Decades: 259
  2. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 131
  3. NateW: 78
  4. GophersinCNY40: 75
  5. Catastrophic: 74
  6. Cory Braiterman: 72
  7. BruCru1: 58
  8. Gina: 56
  9. Wcc_ZooYork: 45
  10. BurleighGrimes: 41