2 Mets to blame for the series loss to the Braves, 1 to thank for avoiding the sweep
3) NY Mets player to thank for avoiding the sweep: David Robertson
I thought the Mets would miss Edwin Diaz a whole lot more than they are right about now. Don't get me wrong, there's nobody better in the game than Sugar, but David Robertson has been lights out as his replacement. Ottavino has gotten some saves but don't get it twisted. David Robertson is the guy who has Buck's trust, and deservingly so.
With the Mets needing a win to avoid the sweep, Robertson was called upon for the eighth inning. This made sense, as Atlanta had Olson, Riley, and Murphy due up. This would've likely been a spot Edwin Diaz would find himself in.
With a two-run cushion, Robertson allowed a one-out single to Austin Riley. This sent the red-hot Sean Murphy up to the plate as the tying run. Robertson got him looking on a nasty cutter, and then went on to strike out Eddie Rosario who had a three-run double earlier to end the inning.
The veteran closer was asked to do something he hadn't done all season. Record six outs. I wouldn't have asked him to do that, but Buck did, and Robertson got the job done. After an Ozzie Albies leadoff double, Robertson buckled down and retired the next three hitters in order, two via the strikeout, to secure a Mets victory.
Daniel Vogelbach had an RBI double, Jeff McNeil hit a huge home run to give the Mets insurance, and Francisco Alvarez had the go-ahead two-run double, but I still don't know if the Mets get this done without Robertson. He was, and has been, lights out.