The Braves and Mets set up shop for two games on Monday and the teams split the doubleheader. The first game of the day featured Jacob deGrom and of course, he did Jacob deGrom like things.
The Mets’ ace hit the mound and threw five innings of shutout baseball while striking out six batters. In the process, deGrom was able to lower his already minuscule ERA to 0.50 while also improving his record to 7-2.
Dom Smith plated across three runs in the 5th with a sharply hit double off of left-hander Sean Newcomb. The extra base hit put deGrom in a good situation with the Mets up 4-0.
Seth Lugo entered in the 6th and gave up two runs on a Ozzie Albies home run. Lugo’s ERA now sits at a still very respectable 2.89 after the appearance.
Edwin Diaz did however come into the game in the 7th and shut down the Braves, earning his 15th save of the season.
The Mets would end up dropping the second game to the Braves as they were shut out in a 1-0 loss.
Jerad Eickhoff made his Mets debut as the right-hander pitched four scoreless innings while striking out three. The former Philadelphia Philly may have pitched well enough to get another nod at some point down the line.
Miguel Castro would be the Mets pitcher of record as he gave up a bullet of a line drive home run to Ronald Acuna, over a leaping Kevin Pillar in center. Even though Castro picked up the loss, he owns a 3.03 ERA and has been a reliable arm.
Both Sean Reid-Foley and Trevor May pitched a scoreless inning, combining for three strikeouts.
Tomorrow’s contest will feature a matchup of Charlie Morton versus Marcus Stroman.