In his 11th major-league start, deGrom (2-5) matched his
career high in strikeouts, scattering seven hits with no walks.
Every New York hitter in the starting lineup – including deGrom
– had at least one hit by the third inning with Lucas Duda
finishing 3-for-3, Daniel Murphy going 2-for-4 with two runs
scored and two RBIs and Curtis Granderson adding two hits,
including a solo homer.
Jason Heyward collected three hits with an RBI and two stolen
bases and B.J. Upton added three hits and a steal for the
Braves, who have lost three in a row. Starter Julio Teheran
(8-6) was rocked for five runs on 11 hits in 3 1/3 innings as
Atlanta slipped into a first-place tie with Washington in the
National League East.
Granderson, who tied Monday’s game with an eighth-inning blast,
slugged his 14th homer of the season on Teheran’s second pitch
of the bottom of the first. DeGrom and Granderson singled in the
second, scoring later in the inning on Murphy’s double to
center, and David Wright plated Murphy on an RBI single to make
Eric Young Jr.’s single to right in the third scored Travis
d’Arnaud to push the lead to 5-0, and that was more than
sufficient support for deGrom, who struck out the side in the
second and fifth innings. Atlanta finally scored in the eighth
on Heyward's RBI single, and Freddie Freeman added a two-run
single in the ninth.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Mets C d’Arnaud finished 2-for-5 with two runs
scored and has reached base in all 12 games since returning from
Triple-A Las Vegas. … Atlanta SS Andrelton Simmons went 0-for-4
with a walk to snap his eight-game hitting streak. … Six Mets
finished with two hits each and seven different New York hitters
drove in runs.
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