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Final score: Braves 4, Mets 0—Unclutch

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The Mets couldn’t buy a hit with RISP.

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

The Mets lost another painful game in Atlanta, squandering opportunities left and right in a 4-0 loss to the Braves. They outhit the Braves ten to seven, but the Mets’ early season offensive ineptitude continued with a woeful 1-for-15 performance with RISP and a whopping 13 runners left on. Pete Alonso continued to struggle, going hitless in five at bats and striking out three times, and Robinson Cano cooled off with a pair of strikeouts.

On the pitching side, rookie starter David Peterson again looked very good. He struck out eight over six innings and was undermined by some unfortunate defense, which contributed to two of the three runs he allowed. Edwin Diaz tossed a scoreless inning in the seventh before Drew Smith gave up a couple of hits and a run in the eighth.

Somehow, this series in Atanta isn’t over yet, and the Mets will play one more against the Braves tomorrow. The loss drops them to 3-7, a hole that very well might already be too deep in this pandemic shortened season.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

  1. MetsFan4Decades: 113
  2. Kepler: 90
  3. stickguy: 53
  4. LaRomaBella: 53
  5. Must End The Suffering: 45
  6. StevePa: 45
  7. doctor prancer: 42
  8. olderfan62: 38
  9. Infoseeker: 36
  10. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 27