In the final game of their three-game set, the Mets couldn’t overcome an early 3-0 deficit as they were swept out of Atlanta.
Jul 2, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson (3) reacts after striking out against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Turner Field. The Braves defeated the Mets 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Jacob deGrom nearly escaped a bases-loaded, none out jam in the bottom of the first, but he allowed a bases-clearing double to Chris Johnson that went off third baseman Eric Campbell‘s glove as the Braves took a 3-0 lead.
The Mets got a run back on a sacrifice fly in the fourth, but they were shut down the rest of the way by Braves starter Julio Teheran and Atlanta’s bullpen. With Craig Kimbrel unavailable due to overuse, Jordan Walden closed things out for the Braves with a perfect ninth inning.
- Jacob deGrom rebounded from a rough first inning to strike out eight over five frames.
- Juan Lagares had two hits, as he continues to shake the rust off from his disabled list stint.
The Mets are off on Thursday.
They open a three-game series against the Rangers on Friday night at Citi Field.