The Mets made their first trip to SunTrust Park Monday night, replacing the house of horrors that was Turner Field. And they already like it better than the old place after a win in their inaugural game.
Michael Conforto christened the stadium for the Mets by leading off the game with a homer, his seventh home run of the season.
However, Ender Inciarte got the run right back with a lead off homer of his own in the bottom of the first.
With runners on second and third with no outs in the fourth, Neil Walker singled to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. A groundout plated another run, and an intentional walk loaded the bases. T.J. Rivera plunked a single to shallow center to score a run and keep the bases loaded. Then it was Conforto again, singling home two more runs to extend the Mets lead to 6-1.
But Robert Gsellman could not hold off the Braves. He allowed two runs in each of the fourth and six innings to make it a 6-5 game.
Gsellman went five innings, not getting any outs in the sixth. He allowed five runs on six hits. He walked one and failed to strike out a batter. His ERA stands at 6.75.
Jose Reyes homered in the eighth to make it a 7-5 game.
And that’s how it would end. A nice win for the Mets.