ATLANTA — Jacob deGrom took a shutout into the ninth inning, Pete Alonso homered to focus on the first four-hit recreation of his younger profession, and the Mets routed the first-place Atlanta Braves 10-2 on Tuesday night time.
Bouncing again from an unpleasant 12-Three loss in the collection opener, the Mets pounded Braves starter Julio Teheran for six runs over 4 innings and cruised to a victory that eased a few of the rigidity from a disappointing season.
DeGrom (Four-6) dominated a potent Braves lineup that powered the staff to 10 wins in its earlier 11 video games. The 2018 National League Cy Young winner allowed simply 5 hits, struck out 10 and helped himself at the plate, main off the sixth with a double and coming round to attain.
“He’s the best pitcher in baseball,” Atlanta slugger Freddie Freeman stated. “He was still throwing 97, 98 m.p.h. in the seventh inning. He had that little something extra tonight, and we caught the brunt of it.”
Freeman and Josh Donaldson hit back-to-back homers off deGrom in the ninth, ending a bid for the second shutout and fourth full recreation of his profession. Robert Gsellman got here on for the beleaguered Mets bullpen to strike out the closing two Atlanta hitters.
“A win was important,” stated Mets supervisor Mickey Callaway, who known as a assembly together with his slumping staff earlier than the recreation. “I don’t care how many runs we scored. If we had won 2-1, it would’ve been the same to me.”
Alonso’s R.B.I. double in the third sparked a four-run outburst that acquired the Mets rolling towards their second win in six video games. The rookie first baseman completed off Teheran with a two-run shot in the fourth, launching a 426-foot drive to provide the Mets a 6-Zero lead.
Alonso additionally had a double in the first, a stroll in the sixth and an infield single in the seventh to finish his massive night time.
Michael Conforto added one other lengthy homer in the eighth, driving one towards the Chop House restaurant in proper discipline whereas Matt Joyce barely moved as the ball sailed over his head. Jeff McNeil went deep in the ninth to complete off the 15-hit barrage.
Conforto and Todd Frazier each batted in two runs. McNeil chipped in with three hits, and each Mets starter had a minimum of one.