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Final Score: Braves 4, Mets 3—Ender does it again

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Ender Inciarte beat the Mets with a walk-off drag bunt after the bullpen wasted another gem by Jacob deGrom.

New York Mets v Atlanta Braves Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

For the second time in a week, the Mets’ bullpen blew a lead after the 8th inning, spoling a Jacob deGrom start. This time, it was a smaller lead, but not any less frustrating. deGrom was spectacular, and somehow even more impressive than he was in last start. He took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, and finished only allowing four hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts over seven dominant innings.

On offense, the Mets didn’t fare much better against Julio Teheran than the Braves did against deGrom. But in the eighth, the offense came to life. With the help of a dropped ball at second base by Ozzie Albies, the Mets had loaded the bases. Asdrubal Cabrera came up with one out in the inning, and looped one into right field for two-run single. Jay Bruce followed by parachuting a base hit into right field that scored another run from second, giving New York a 3-0 lead.

The Braves inched back in the bottom half of the inning, pushing two across on a Freddie Freeman double against Jerry Blevins after A.J. Ramos put those hitters on with free passes. Jeurys Familia came on and got out of the inning, but faltered in the ninth. A leadoff walk was followed by a game-tying triple by Johan Camargo, and three batters later, Met-killer Ender Inciarte got Camargo home on a walk-off drag bunt, Endy Chavez-style, to beat the Mets 4-3.

Full recap to follow.

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