The Mets took the primary sport of Tuesday’s doubleheader over the Braves, 5-4.
Here are the takeaways…
– Making his first MLB begin since April 22, David Peterson retired his first 4 batters, due to some nice defensive assist by shortstop Luis Guillorme. The Braves rallied within the second, due to the assistance of a fallacious honest/foul name, and received on the scoreboard within the second. He settled down for a bit, retiring seven of his subsequent eight batters, however after his personal error within the fifth had runners on first and second with one out. Matt Olson took benefit of a pitch proper in his wheelhouse and hit a three-run blast to place the Braves again to inside one. Peterson’s ultimate line: 5 innings, 4 runs (one unearned due to his personal error), 4 hits, three walks, and 6 strikeouts.
– In the primary inning, the Mets took benefit of a struggling Charlie Morton, and with males on first and second, Pete Alonso and Eduardo Escobar hit back-to-back RBI singles. The Mets loaded the bases within the second, and a Francisco Lindor RBI fielder’s alternative and Alonso’s second RBI in as many at-bats (and twentieth RBI on the season) made it a 4-1 sport, as Morton already had 56 pitches via the primary couple of frames.
After the second inning, although, Morton was significantly better, and retired 11 of his subsequent 12 batters, solely permitting a Mark Canha sac fly within the fourth that gave New York a 5-1 lead. He was relieved by Jesse Chavez within the sixth after placing runners on first and second with two outs, however Canha struck out to finish the risk.
– Adam Ottavino relieved Peterson within the sixth, and with the assistance of his frisbee-looking slider, struck out two of the three batters he confronted in that inning. The seventh inning was Drew Smith’s, and he continued his dominance. In his two innings, he allowed only a stroll to Olson, holding the Mets’ 5-4 lead. He now has 10 straight scoreless outings to open the season, amassing 11.1 innings.
– The ninth inning belonged to Edwin Diaz, and he did put the lead run on the plate after permitting a two-out single to Orlando Arcia. But Ozzie Albies grounded out to second on the primary pitch to finish the sport. With that, the bullpen mixed for 4.0 scoreless innings whereas permitting only one hit and one stroll and hanging out six.
– Leadoff hitter Travis Jankowski went 2-for-3 with three runs scored. He is now hitting .360 this season (9-for-25).
– Entering Tuesday evening, Alonso is now in sole possession of third place on the league’s RBI record with 20.