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Final score: Mets 4, Braves 3—Offense once again comes alive late

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James McCann and Francisco Lindor provided clutch hits to lead the Mets to victory

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets offense once again looked dead for a large portion of the tonight’s game in Atlanta, but they struck like thunder in the seventh inning to secure a 4-3 victory.

Tylor Megill started the game for the Mets following his major league debut against the Braves last week. As was the case in his first outing, he looked impressive for a good chunk of the game before running out of steam at the end. He held Atlanta scoreless for the first four innings and racked up an impressive number of strikeouts—which was all the more impressive due to the fact that he was able to maintain his composure despite some questionable calls by the home plate umpire. However, his final line was marred in the fifth inning, when Ozzie Albies socked a three-run homer to center field, giving the Braves a 3-0 lead. Megill’s final line—5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 8 K—looks less impressive as a result of that, but on the whole the Mets are likely happy with what the rookie pitcher offered them.

One week after giving up just one hit and striking out eleven in seven innings against the Mets, Charlie Morton started for the Braves and once again made the Amazins look silly in the beginning. He held the team scoreless for six innings and made Mets hitters look foolish at times. However, things quickly took a turn in the top of the seventh inning, as Dominic Smith and Kevin Pillar got on before James McCann hit a three-run homer to tie the game. The Mets did not waste any time in breaking the time, Jose Peraza hit a pinch-hit ground rule double to left field and was shortly after driven in by an RBI single off the bat of Francisco Lindor. Following that four-run inning, scoreless frames by Trevor May, Seth Lugo, and Edwin Diaz (following a scoreless inning by Drew Smith before the Mets took the lead) allowed the Mets to come out of the first game of the series with a much-needed win.

Full recap to follow.

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