The New York Mets were trailing 5-3 entering the bottom of the eighth-inning against the Atlanta Braves and New York was on the verge of losing eight straight games.
Todd Frazier hit a solo home run off of Sean Newcomb to cut the lead to 5-4. Jeff McNeil hit a two-run single to give the Mets a 6-5 lead and on the next at bat, Pete Alonso hit a two-run double to make it 8-5.
When Edwin Diaz entered the game in the ninth-inning for New York, people were immediately nervous. The New York Mets bullpen has been prone to giving up big innings often. Diaz struck out two batters in the ninth-inning and he didn’t have any blemishes as New York was able to snap a seven-game losing streak in a 8-5 win against Atlanta.
Josh Donaldson had an RBI double for the Braves in the first-inning.
J.D. Davis tied the game at one for the Mets on an RBI single in the first-inning.
Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a solo home run off of Noah Syndergaard in the third-inning. This was Syndergaard’s first start since his injury and he was pulled off the 10-day IL earlier in the day.
In the third-inning, Frazier had an RBI single and Amed Rosario had an sacrifice fly.
John Camargo had an RBI single in the sixth-inning for the Atlanta Braves to tie the game at three.
Atlanta took the lead in the seventh-inning on a Freddie Freeman two-run double give them a 5-3 lead and the rest was history.
Wilmer Font (2-2) was the winning pitcher for New York. He pitched two innings and struck out three.
Sean Newcomb (2-1) was the losing pitcher for the Braves. He pitched 0.2 innings and gave up two hits and three runs.
Atlanta will host the Philadelphia Phillies for a huge three-game set starting on Tuesday night. The New York Mets will host the New York Yankees for a two-game set starting on Tuesday night.