The Mets had a lead until the bullpen entered and it all fell apart quickly in the Mets 7-3 loss.
Noah Syndergaard got the start and looked shaky early on but settled in as the game went along. He threw alot of pitches in the early innings which might have led to his exit in the sixth inning. In six innings of work he didn’t allow any runs, struck out five, and the Mets had a 3-0 lead.
The bulk of the Mets’ runs came in the third. Michael Conforto put the Mets on the board first with a RBI double, and came home with the second run on a Jay Bruce RBI single. That was it until the sixth when Tomas Nido hit a sacrifice fly to give the Mets their third run of the evening.
Immediately after Syndergaard’s exit the lead evaporated. Robert Gsellman got into trouble right away and exited with a run in and the bases loaded. Drew Smith did not help the situation by allowing a wild pitch and a single that brought home three runs.
Smith got out of the inning without further damage and then it was Jerry Blevins’s turn to put the game out of reach. He only recorded one out in the eighth and surrendered three runs. One was unearned since Todd Frazier made an error on a ground ball.
Tyler Bashlor and Jacob Rhame both kept the Braves off the board but the damage had been done. The offense could not climb out of the hole and David Wright did not appear in either of the pinch-hit opportunities that arose.
Only five games left in 2018.
Full recap to follow.
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