The Mets extended their winning streak to six games in a comeback victory Friday night against the Braves. That they did it at Turner Field, in their final series at their field of nightmares for two decades, made it all the more satisfying.
The Mets loaded the bases with one out in the first, but Wilmer Flores grounded into a double play to keep the Mets off the board.
Matt Kemp led off the second inning against Robert Gsellman with a home run to give the Braves the 1-0 lead.
The Braves made it 4-0 in the fifth courtesy of four singles and a walk.
The Mets finally got some runs across in the sixth when Curtis Granderson homered for the fourth straight game. The two-run blast made it 4-2. Granderson has 26 home runs on the season,
Gsellman lasted five innings, allowing four runs on seven hits. He struck out six and walked two.
The Mets loaded the bases without getting a hit (two walks, an error) in the eighth with no outs and Yoenis Cespedes up. He hit a sacrifice fly to right to cut the Braves lead t0 4-3. With runners on first and third, it was Granderson up next. He dropped a single in front of the left fielder to tie the game at four. Again, runners on first and third, and Kelly Johnson was the pinch hitter for Flores. He doubled to right to give the Mets the lead, 5-4. Jay Bruce was intentionally walked to load the bases. Pinch hitter Michael Conforto was hit by a pitch to force home a run to make it 6-4. Travis d’Arnaud struck out for the second out. Alejandro De Aza, who led off the inning with a walk, struck out to end the inning.
Jeurys Familia came on for the ninth and allowed a leadoff double. With two outs he issued a walk to put runners on first and third. He got a strikeout for the final out.
Familia picks up his 48th save as the Mets remain in the top spot for the second Wild Card, 6-4.