Jacob deGrom had another great outing and was rewarded with the loss yet again tonight, as the Mets offense managed to scratch out just one run against Anibal Sanchez and the Braves bullpen. It was deGrom’s 19th straight start in which he allowed 3 runs or less, but it was also his seventh straight start without a win.
The Braves struck first in the second with a towering solo home run off the bat of Johan Camargo with two outs. deGrom worked around traffic in the early going, but was able to keep his pitch count low, thanks in particular to a well executed and timely 4-3-5 double play in the top of the third. If nothing else, deGrom’s defense didn’t fail him for once.
The Mets tied the game in the bottom of that frame when Amed Rosario led off the inning with a double and deGrom had to drive Rosario in himself with a single to put the Mets on the board. Those were the only two hits the Mets would collect all night.
The Braves took the lead in the fifth on back-to-back two-out doubles from Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies. deGrom bounced back to strike out Freddie Freeman and retire ten Braves in a row to end his night. But unfortunately it was not enough. Anibal Sanchez struck out a season-high nine batters and the rookies Dan Winkler, Jesse Biddle, and A.J. Minter each pitched a scoreless inning to seal the deal for the Braves.
Full recap to follow.
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