Here are some key takeaways …
– Making his final start of the season, Tylor Megill got off to a strong start, striking out the side in the first inning. He then got Austin Riley swinging in the second to make it four straight strikeouts to begin his night. Megill held the Braves without a hit through the first three innings, striking out five in the process.
Ozzie Albies recorded the Braves first hit of the game with a one-out single in the fourth, but that was the only hit allowed by Megill in his 5.0 innings of work. Ending his season on a great note, Megill struck out six and walked only one to go along with that one hit.
– The Mets gave Megill some support in the top of the fourth. After a Francisco Lindor walk, Pete Alonso ripped a double into the left field corner. Lindor motored all the way around to score, and Alonso was able to advance to third on a throwing error. The double was one of Alonso’s three hits on the night.
Later in the inning, James McCann dunked a single into left, scoring Alonso and making it a 2-0 ballgame.
– Brandon Nimmo provided some more fireworks in the fifth, slamming his seventh home run of the season, a solo shot to right that extended the Mets’ lead to 3-0. And that wouldn’t be the last time we heard from Nimmo on the night, as he added another solo homer in the seventh.
Braves starter Huascar Ynoa lasted 5.0 innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits, striking out six and walking two.
– The Mets offense was back in business in the sixth, wit Dom Smith and McCann singling back to back to put runners on the corners with no outs. But Kevin Pillar and Jose Peraza struck out, and McCann was caught stealing second base, ending the inning without a run.
-Following Megill’s strong start, Jeurys Familia allowed a run in the sixth, and Heath Hembree gave up another run on an Eddie Rosario home run, making it a 4-2 Mets’ lead. Like Hembree, Trevor May allowed a solo home run in the eighth, this time to Ehire Adrianza, and the Mets’ lead was down to one run. May allowed a couple more baserunners to reach, but Orlando Arcia swung at a 3-0 pitch and flew out to left to end the inning.
– With a one-run lead in the ninth, the Mets turned to Edwin Diaz, and he pitched an easy 1-2-3 inning for his 32nd save of the season and eighth against the Braves.
The Mets and Braves play their second of three on Saturday at 7:15 p.m.
Trevor Williams will get the start for the Mets, while the Braves have yet to announced their starter.
Source: Yahoo Sports