The Mets staged a furious comeback against the Braves which included a controversial decision by Terry Collins. However, it came up short and the Mets were losers Tuesday night at Citi Field.
The Mets had a 1-0 lead in the sixth behind a cruising Robert Gsellman when that ride ended. Two singles and a walk loaded the bases with one out. Matt Kemp then lofted a fly ball that fell between Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce. The ball fell in and lack of communication cost the Mets a run. Josh Smoker came in and walked in a run to make it 2-1. Fernando Salas got the final two outs.
Garcia hit a two-run homer in the seventh to extend the lead to 5-1.
The Mets staged their comeback in the eighth. With runners in first and second with one out, Granderson doubled to score one run and put runners on second and third. T.J. Rivera hit a sacrifice fly to make it 5-3. With a lefty coming in, Collins made the bold decision to pinch hit Jay Bruce for Eric Campbell. With all of Twitter against it, the move somehow worked — Campbell singled to make it 5-4. Travis d’Arnaud grounded out to end the inning.
Asdrubal Cabrera singled with two outs in the ninth to bring Yoenis Cespedes to the plate. But Cespedes could not deliver the heroics this time, striking out to end the game.
Mets lose their second in a row to the lowly Braves, 5-4.