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Final Score: Braves 6, Mets 5—Then we came to the end

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Carlos Carrasco and the Mets drop next to last game of the season to the Braves.

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

In a shocking development, Carlos Carrasco got through the first inning unscathed—in impressive fashion at that, striking out the side around a Freddie Freeman single. Unfortunately, this time it would be the middle innings that would get to Carrasco, as Joc Peterson opened the scoring in the bottom third with a two out solo home run.

The Braves would add another run in the third, then tack on runs in the fourth and fifth to open a 5-0 lead on the Mets before New York would finally get on the board in the top of the sixth on a Pete Alonso RBI double.

The meaningless game felt over at that point, though the Mets would ultimately make it close, and on the way there were some notable moments for several Mets. Robert Gsellman made his first appearance since June 19, surrendering one run in the sixth. More notably, in the top of the eighth Francisco Lindor recorded his 1,000th career hit, a soft liner that Braves’ left fielder Eddie Rosario played into a triple, and Michael Conforto would follow with his 14th home run of the season, which was potentially—though hopefully not—his final one in a Mets uniform to cut the score to 6-3. The Mets would stage a rally in the ninth to make it tight, scoring two to cut the lead to 6-5 and loading the bases, but would ultimately come up short.

Full recap to follow.

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