Following Monday night’s debacle, the Mets sorely needed a win over the Braves on Tuesday. And they got it.
Andrelton Simmons led off the game against Carlos Torres, making his second start of the season, with a home run to left to give the Braves a 1-0 lead. It could have been worse but Juan Lagares was able to throw about Jason Heyward at the plate to end the inning.
Torres worked his way out of a jam in the second. A hit batter and a double put runners on second and third with no outs. But Torres got the next three batters to strand the runners.
Juan Lagares led off the third inning with the first hit of the game against Kris Medlen, a double down the first base line. He advanced to third on a fly out and scored to tie the game at one when Torres singled to left.
The Mets broke through in the sixth. Daniel Murphy and David Wright both singled to start the inning. Marlon Byrd grounded into a fielder’s choice to put runners on first and third. Ike Davis doubled to score Murphy to make it 2-1 and move Byrd to third. John Buck singled to score Byrd. Davis went to third and scored on a sacrifice fly to make it 4-1.
Bobby Parnell closed out the game, which he could not do on Monday. Mets win 4-1.