Final Recap: Mets 3 – Braves 2

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The New York Mets (10-7) defeated the Atlanta Braves (4-14) this afternoon by the final of 3-2 at Turner Field. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2016_04_24_nynmlb_atlmlb_1#game=2016_04_24_nynmlb_atlmlb_1,game_tab=box,game_state=Wrapup

Game Notes:

  • In his return to the rotation Jacob deGrom picked up his second win of the season as he pitched 5.2 innings while only allowing 1 run on 8 hits. DeGrom did not allow a walk and struck out 3.
  • Michael Conforto went 1-3 with a double and 2 RBI’s.
  • Curtis Granderson was 1-3 with a walk and 2 runs scored.
  • Lucas Duda was 1-3 with an RBI.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 2-4 with a run scored.
  • Jeurys Familia picked up his 5th save of the season despite pitching a shaky 9th inning where he allowed a run.

The Mets head back to New York with a tremendous amount of momentum after this successful road trip. The Mets completed their first sweep of the season against the Braves this weekend, and finished their nine-game road trip 7-2. The Mets won all three series on this trip and were a few hairs short of having an undefeated road trip. It’s a remarkable road trip in the sense that there were more questions than games played surrounding this Mets ball club, during their last homestand. The team looked relaxed on the road over the past week and moving Michael Conforto to the three-hole looks to have made this offense dynamic. Conforto hit .324 (11-34) with two home runs, seven RBI’s, and four doubles since being moved to the three spot at the beginning of this trip. 

DeGrom threw only 82 pitches this afternoon as he hasn’t pitched in a game since April 8th. However he made the most of his opportunities, doing enough to keep the Mets in a tightly played ball game for most of the afternoon. His velocity hovered around 93 mph but he still had a knack for getting hitters out this afternoon. I still strongly believe we will see his velocity back up around 95 mph as the season goes on. All in all it was great to see him on the mound today after dealing with the lat injury and his son’s birth complications over the past couple of weeks.

The Mets have now won seven games in a row dating back to last season at Turner Field which is a franchise record. They have never won that many games at Turner Field previously, but they have tied a franchise record of seven straight victories in Atlanta dating back to the 1985-1986 seasons when the Braves played at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.   Considering the amount of trouble the Mets have had in the past at Turner Field it’s nice to see them having success in Atlanta for a change. The Mets now return home for a nine-game home stand that begins tomorrow evening against the Cincinnati Reds.

  • The Mets return home tomorrow to face the Cincinnati Reds with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 pm et. Tomorrow night’s game can be seen on SNY.
  • Noah Syndergaard (2-0, 0.90 ERA) will take the hill for the Mets opposing Cuban right-hander Raisel Iglesias (1-1, 3.09 ERA)

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