Mets Road Woes Continue With Pummeling by Braves


ATLANTA — Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking two-run homer within the sixth inning, Freddie Freeman launched an early two-run shot, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Mets, 7-2, on Wednesday evening.

The National League East-leading Braves are 14-Four in June, greatest within the majors. They prime the large leagues in runs, homers and R.B.I. this month and have outscored opponents by 43-12.

Freeman blooped a pop-fly single to start the sixth, Atlanta’s first hit since his homer within the first off Steven Matz (5-5).

Donaldson adopted together with his 14th dwelling run — his sixth in a nine-game hitting streak — earlier than Austin Riley doubled and scored on Ozzie Albies’s double to make it 5-2.

That chased Matz, who allowed 5 runs and 6 hits and misplaced for the primary time in 9 profession begins towards the Braves.

Max Fried (Eight-Three) shook off a 6.10 E.R.A. over his final eight begins, bearing down to flee bother in his final two innings.

After hanging out Pete Alonso to strand a runner at second within the fifth, Fried had runners on first and second within the sixth when proper fielder Charlie Culberson picked up Wilson Ramos’s opposite-field single and threw on one bounce to catcher Tyler Flowers. J. D. Davis tried to leap over Flowers however was tagged out earlier than touching the plate.

Fried struck out Amed Rosario to finish the sixth and strand a runner at third. The left-hander gave up two runs and eight hits with one stroll and 6 strikeouts in six innings, successful for the primary time in 5 begins.

The Mets, who’ve dropped 13 of their final 18 on the street, led by 1-Zero within the first after Jeff McNeil doubled, stole third and scored on a groundout. Atlanta went up by 2-1 within the backside half on Freeman’s 21st homer.

The Mets tied it at 2-2 within the fourth when Ramos doubled and scored on Rosario’s double.

Pinch-hitter Nick Markakis’s two-run double within the eighth made it 7-2.

After shedding two of three in Atlanta, the Mets dropped to fourth place within the N.L. East, eight and a half video games again.



Source link Nytimes.com

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