The Mets completed a three-game sweep of the Braves in Atlanta today by the score of 10-2. With the win, the Mets moved to within a half game of second place in the National League East with a 76-80 record. Jacob deGrom started for the Mets against Ervin Santana. DeGrom did his part, pitching 6 innings of 2-run ball (one earned), with 10 strikeouts and 3 walks. Anthony Recker led the way offensively for New York with 3 RBI, and the Mets coasted to an easy victory.
Sep 21, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning at Turner Field. The Mets defeated the Braves 10-2. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
- The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a ground out from Daniel Murphy, scoring Matt den Dekker who led off with a double.
- The Mets increased their lead to 2-0 in the second on a sacrifice fly from Ruben Tejada.
- The Mets added 3 runs in the fourth, on a passed ball scoring Curtis Granderson, a sacrifice fly from Anthony Recker, and a solo home run by Ruben Tejada.
- The Braves scored their 2 runs in the fifth off deGrom. The first run scored on an error by Tejada, the second on a bases-loaded walk to Emilio Bonifacio.
- The Mets scored their sixth run on a successful suicide squeeze by deGrom, plating Anthony Recker.
- The Mets scored a run in the eighth on a throwing error by catcher Gus Scholsser, making the score 7-2.
- In the ninth, the Mets blew the game open with 3 runs, with Kirk Nieuwenhuis driving in a run and Anthony Recker driving in 2 with a double.
- DeGrom struck out the first 4 batters he faced, coming off his last start when he fanned the first 8.
- Buddy Carlyle, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and Eric Goeddel pitched the last 3 innings for the Mets.
- The Mets take Monday off, then open a 3-game series in Washington. After that, they’ll take on the Astros for 3 at Citi to close the season. The Mets need to go 5-1 the rest of the way to finish .500.