Mets’ anemic lineup flops in loss to Braves

Mets’ anemic lineup flops in loss to Braves

ATLANTA — One take a look at the Mets’ beginning lineup Tuesday night time was all it took to measure the diploma of issue this group confronted in opposition to the surging Braves. 

The ugly numbers on the backside have been .210, .216, .200 and .167, representing the batting averages of Dominic Smith, Eduardo Escobar, Travis Jankowski and Patrick Mazeika. 

Such is life for the Mets as they await returns from Jeff McNeil and Starling Marte and maybe a commerce to bolster the lineup. 

An anemic displaying on the plate, coupled with two house runs allowed meant a 4-1 loss for the Mets at Truist Park that evened this ballyhooed July sequence between the NL East rivals. The Braves returned inside 1 ½ video games of the division lead, an evening after Max Scherzer’s seven-inning gem carried the Mets to victory. 

Chris Bassitt and Charlie Morton are the scheduled starters for Wednesday’s rubber sport, after which the Mets and Braves will nonetheless meet 13 instances earlier than the common season concludes. 

Francisco Lindor reacts in frustration after putting out in the course of the third inning of the Mets’ 4-1 loss to the Braves.AP

The Braves took management within the seventh on Adam Duvall’s two-run homer in opposition to Seth Lugo that positioned the Mets in a 4-1 gap. Lugo, in his second inning of labor, hung a slider that Duvall crushed into the second deck in left subject. The blast adopted Travis d’Arnaud’s leadoff single. 

David Peterson’s a hundred and fifth pitch of the night time, a fastball to Matt Olson, landed behind the center-field fence for a two-run homer and gave the Braves a 2-1 lead within the sixth. Peterson had walked Dansby Swanson, and supervisor Buck Showalter tried to get the left-hander Peterson at the least via the lefty-swinging Olson with Lugo warming within the bullpen. 

Till the ultimate pitch to Olson, the Mets couldn’t have requested for a lot better from Peterson, who struck out 9 and walked three over 5 ¹/₃ innings. 

David Peterson reacts dejectedly as he’s pulled from the sport in the course of the sixth inning in opposition to the Braves.Getty Pictures

Peterson walked Swanson within the first inning and allowed a single to Austin Riley, however struck out Marcell Ozuna on a 2-2 slider to finish the menace. The Braves didn’t get one other hit till Olson’s blast. 

Barring an harm, Peterson might solely have one flip within the rotation remaining, on Sunday at Wrigley Area. After the All-Star break the Mets are hopeful Jacob deGrom can be activated from the injured checklist, giving the group a full rotation for the primary time this season. DeGrom is scheduled for a 3rd rehab begin in his comeback from a stress response on his proper scapula on Thursday for Triple-A Syracuse. 

The Mets knocked out Braves rookie starter Spencer Strider within the fifth. Brandon Nimmo walked and reached second on a wild pitch earlier than Francisco Lindor delivered with a two-out hit to proper that rolled beneath Ronald Acuña Jr.’s glove and went for an RBI triple that gave the Mets a 1-0 lead. Pete Alonso adopted with a stroll, ending Strider’s night time at 103 pitches. 

Over his earlier three begins, Strider had allowed just one run over 18 innings with 30 strikeouts, that includes 100 mph warmth. He entered play with 102 strikeouts in solely 65 ²/₃ innings. 

The Mets wasted an opportunity in opposition to Strider within the fourth, leaving runners on second and third following Escobar’s two-out double. Luis Guillorme, an offensive hero the earlier sport along with his eighth-inning homer, had a single within the body.

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