Even though the Mets season is pretty much over, it is always nice to beat the Braves. On a night that both David Wright and Daniel Murphy were not in the game because of hopefully minor injuries, they held on for a win Tuesday night.
Travis d’Arnaud and Juan Lagares both singled to lead off the second inning. Wilmer Flores flied out and d’Arnaud moved to third. Ruben Tejada singled to score d’Arnaud to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. But Dillon Gee struck out attempting to sacrifice and Eric Young grounded out to end the inning.
Freddie Freeman and Justin Upton each doubled with two outs in the fourth to tie the game at one.
In the fourth it was d’Arnaud and Lagares again. d’Arnaud led off with a double and then Lagares homered to make it a 3-1 game. In addition to his heroics at the plate, Lagares had several nice plays in center field.
Gee entered his danger zone in the seventh — 90+ pitches. Justin Upton reached on an infield single and Chris Johnson walked. Gee was able to induce a double play ball with Upton moving to third. It looked like Gee would escape but he allowed a single to Tommy La Stella to cut the Mets lead to 3-2. That was all for Gee. Jeurys Familia came on to get the third out.
Gee went 6.2 innings, allowing two runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out one. Still, it was one of the best starts by the struggling Gee since coming back from the disabled list nearly two months ago.
Familia stayed in and got through the eighth and then it was Jenrry Mejia for the ninth. Justin Upton led off with a single but Mejia got Chris Johnson to ground into a huge double play, their fourth double play on the night. Then he struck out Evan Gattis to end the game.
Mets win 3-2.