The Mets got back to their winning ways Monday, beating the extremely hapless Braves.
They exploded in the first inning with three home runs — one each by David Wright, Yoenis Cespedes (a two-run job) and Lucas Duda. It gave them a 4-0 lead.
And that was all they needed because Bartolo Colon shut down and shut out the Braves offensive offense. He went eight innings, the longest outing by a Mets starter this season. He allowed seven hits, striking out seven and walking his usual zero.
The struggling Jeurys Familia allowed a run in the ninth to spoil the shutout.
Mets win 4-1 to extend their record to 16-8. The Braves, on the other hand, are 6-19, the worst team in the league. That never gets old.