Game Recaps

Mets Beat Braves on Three 1st Inning Homers

The Mets got back to their winning ways Monday, beating the extremely hapless Braves.

Bartolo Colon threw eight shutout innings in Mets win over Braves. (Photo courtesy Twitter/@Mets)

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.

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