The Mets barely defeated the Braves 2-1 with the help of a spectacular play in the ninth. Edwin Diaz gave up a leadoff double in the inning, and then on a base hit Michael Conforto came up firing to home where James McCann put down a fabulous tag to preserve the slim lead. Then with two outs Diaz got Pablo Sandoval to fly out to nail down the save.
Tylor Megill got the start on his birthday and was excellent once again. He pitched into the sixth inning and his only blemish was an Austin Riley home run that ended his night.
The Mets’ offense was sluggish against lefty Max Fried and could muster just two runs against him. Jeff McNeil singled home Tylor Megill in the third for the first run, and once the Braves tied it on the Riley home run, Brandon Drury put the Mets back in front with a clutch pinch-hit home run.
Aaron Loup came in to protect the one-run lead and immediately put the first two runners on. He got Freddie Freeman on a groundout but the two runners moved up and brought Riley to the plate. Luis Rojas turned to Jeurys Familia to do the heavy lifting in the inning and he preserved the lead with a huge strikeout and groundout.
The bullpen bent but didn’t break and the Mets walked away a good bounce back victory.
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