3 overreactions from the big series win in Atlanta

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3) NY Mets overreaction: The Braves are good, we’re better

By winning the third game of the series, the Mets proved they are better than the Braves; at least right now. Doing it on the road feels especially good. You’re not supposed to take two out of three in the other team’s ballpark if they are any true match for you.

After two 4-1 games, the finale could be considered a slugfest with the Mets winning 7-3. Chris Bassitt was sharp. The team got home runs from Eduardo Escobar, Francisco Lindor, and Mark Canha. And while the bullpen did give up two runs, Drew Smith and Tommy Hunter combined to toss three innings and strike out 7 Braves batters.

Games like this can tell you a lot about a team. The Mets lost momentum after winning game number one. All of it handed over to the Braves who should have been able to put a stranglehold on a Mets team missing Jeff McNeil and Starling Marte. Luis Guillorme was the cleanup hitter for crying out loud!

The Braves might be a good baseball team. In this series, the Mets proved they are the better ones.

If it feels like an overreaction, that’s because it is. But the standings don’t lie. And over the last three days, the results are telling and promising moving ahead. This is as much a victory on the field as it is for the morale of the team.

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