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Final Score: Braves 6, Mets 2—Bullpenance

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The worst bullpen in baseball for the month of June does it again.

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

The bullpen did the Mets in once again, as their losing streak extends to six games after dropping the first of a three-game series to the Braves at Citi Field. Jacob deGrom gave the Mets a quality start, going six innings and giving up three runs on six hits. He struck out seven batters and walked two. The three runs came early and deGrom ultimately settled into a groove in the latter half of the outing.

As usual, the Mets failed to provide him with very much run support, though. They were held hitless by Mike Soroka until the fourth inning, when Pete Alonso cracked a solo homer to put them on the board and narrow the Braves’ lead to 3-1.

The Mets’ best chance to come back came in the bottom of the seventh. Tomas Nido came up with runners at the corners and one out and slashed a single to right field to bring the Mets within a run. This chased Soroka from the game and former Met Anthony Swarzak came in to try to escape the jam. The Mets loaded the bases when J.D. Davis beat out an infield hit, but failed to score again, as Swarzak retired both Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso to get out of trouble.

Meanwhile, Robert Gsellman failed to do the same for the Mets. When the Braves loaded the bases in the top of the next frame, Johan Camargo delivered with a bases-clearing double that put the Braves ahead for good, handing the Mets their sixth straight loss.

Full recap to follow.

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