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Final Score: Braves 11 Mets 10—Welp, that sucked

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The Mets bats finally got itself together, just in time for the bullpen to implode.

New York Mets v Atlanta Braves Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

After having a big lead for most of the game, the Mets ended up losing to the Braves tonight 11-10. A sloppy game all around, the Mets bats finally came alive, only for the bullpen to completely implode.

The Braves got on the board immediately, scoring two runs off of Rick Porcello in the first inning. The Mets tied the game in the top of the fourth, when J.D. Davis hit a two-run homer just over the left-centerfield fence. Robinson Cano homered to open the fifth, and the Mets exploded for six runs in the inning to take an 8-2 lead.

Rick Porcello struggled generally in his second start of the season. After recording the first two outs relatively quickly, Porcello gave up two runs on four straight singles. He worked in and out of traffic for the next few innings, but ran into serious trouble after coming back out for the fifth inning after his team gave him a sizable lead. Dansby Swanson walked to open the inning, and advanced to second on a fielding error from J.D. Davis in left field, which ended Porcello’s night. Paul Sewald came in to relieve Porcello, and allowed both inherited runners and a run of his own to score, cutting the Mets lead to 8-5. The Mets answered in the sixth with another two runs on a solo shot from Amed Rosario and an RBI single from J.D. Davis, extending their lead to 10-5.

Stake with a five run lead with four innings left to play, the Mets bullpen continued to limp forward. Chasen Shreve gave up a run in the bottom of the sixth, and pitched a scoreless seventh before Dellin Betances took over for the eighth. Betances allowed three runs to score, and departed the game with runners on first and managed to record just one out. Seth Lugo came in to relieve Betances, and walked the first batter he faced. With the bases loaded, Lugo allowed a bases clearing double to former Met Travis d’Arnaud, which gave the Braves an 11-10 lead.

From there the Braves held on and defeated the Mets 11-10. The Mets somehow managed to blow a six run lead, and have now lost three straight.

Full recap to follow.

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