Tonight at Turner Field, the Mets lost to the Braves 3-1 in the second game of a three game set.
After coasting through the first six innings, Carlos Torres imploded in the seventh. With one out, he served up a game tying homer to Evan Gattis, walked Dan Uggla, and gave up a 2 run homer to Andrelton Simmons that put the Braves on top 3-1.
The Mets had a chance in the eighth, but Travis d’Arnaud popped up to second base after a long at bat to end a first and third, two out threat.
Craig Kimbrel worked around a two out single to earn the save in the ninth, and the Mets fell to 62-75 on the season.
- Carlos Torres got the start for the Mets and took a shutout into the 7th. In the 7th, he allowed 3 runs on 2 homers. His line: 7 IP, 3 runs on 7 hits, 1 walk, and 6 K’s.
- Lucas Duda went 1 for 3 with a walk.
- Daniel Murphy delivered an RBI double in the sixth.
- Travis d’Arnaud went 0 for 4.
- Newly acquired Vic Black needed just 3 pitches to strike out Chris Johnson – the only batter he faced. He threw back to back fastballs at 98 MPH and 97 MPH, before getting Johnson to wave at an 88 MPH slider.