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Final Score: Mets 3, Braves 2—Everything’s better at night

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The evening game went much better for the Mets.

MLB: Game Two-Atlanta Braves at New York Mets Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

After being blown out in the afternoon portion of their doubleheader with the Braves, the Mets bounced back with a 3-2 win in the nitecap. Seth Lugo was fantastic, tossing six innings of scoreless ball and striking out seven, and Jeurys Familia worked around a couple of defensive blunders in a shaky ninth inning for his second save since returning from the disabled list.

The Mets squandered several opportunities to score with both poor baserunning and four double plays. Asdrubal Cabrera and Travis d’Arnaud both managed RBIs in the third, Cabrera on a ground out and d’Arnaud on a double. d’Arnaud added another run in the eighth with a solo home run, his sixth of September. The bomb also set a new record for the Mets, as it was the team’s 219th on the season (breaking a record they set last year).

With their 67th win of the season, the Mets now are in sixth place in the reverse standings, which would be their highest pick in the draft since they took Phillip Humber third overall in 2003. Rafael Montero will take the mound against former Met and fan favorite R.A. Dickey for game three tomorrow.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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

  1. MetsFan4Decades: 150
  2. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 53
  3. AnneInFlushing: 28
  4. OuttaHereOuttaHere: 27
  5. Gina: 24
  6. NateW: 23
  7. IPA: 14
  8. doctor prancer: 13
  9. Kepler: 12
  10. Knurk: 8