The 3 most devastating Mets losses against the Braves in team history

These losses changes the Mets momentum for the rest of the season.
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Worst Mets losses: June 8, 2023

A bit random, you probably actually do remember this game a little more than you realize. A day after Pete Alonso was hit on the hand by Braves starter Charlie Morton, the team looked for vengeance in the form of a victory. They sent Justin Verlander to the mound against Spencer Strider. A projected pitcher’s duel turned into a bludgeoning against pitchers.

Verlander would only last 3 innings and give up 5 runs, 4 of which were earned. Strider was much worse. He’d go 4 innings but allow 8 earned runs. The Mets showed no mercy. A Brandon Nimmo grand slam in the top of the second put them ahead and they’d stay that way at least for a little while.

The Braves chipped away. A two-run home run by Travis d’Arnaud in the eighth off of Drew Smith. An Orlando Arcia solo shot in the ninth off of David Robertson tied it. The Mets and Braves went into extras. Three quick Mets outs and it was the Braves’ chance with Tommy Hunter on the mound.

Hunter retired two batters and walked another only for Ozzie Albies to end the game with a three-run home run. The Braves completed their sweep of the Mets the next day in a series where New York held the lead each time. It was the turning point of the season. They entered the series an even 30-30. They’d never return to .500 again.