Atlanta Braves fall to the Mets in series finale
Newcomb displays strength on the mound, Albies tears up the basepaths, and the bullpen continues to struggle as the Atlanta Braves lose the series against the Mets.
Sean Newcomb pitched well, dealing through 5 innings giving up 4H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, and 7K’s for the Atlanta Braves.
Jim Johnson came out and blew the game wide open for the Mets by giving up a 3 run homer to Dominic Smith in the bottom of the 7th inning (though in fairness, an error by Freddie Freeman extended the rally). Ian Krol then followed, giving up an RBI double to José Reyes – making the score 7-1.
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Despite the loss, Newcomb flashed his ability to get out of a jam. An error committed by Dansby Swanson in the bottom of the 4th inning led to a run scoring while leaving 2 runners on with no outs. Newcomb got a ground out, strike out, into a pop fly to end the inning to keep the game tied 1-1.
His line for the night: 5.0 innings (97 pitches, 64 strikes), 4 hits, 3 earned runs, 4 walks and 7 strikeouts.
Ozzie Albies had quite a night at the plate and on the base path going 3-4 with an RBI and 2 steals on the night.
Top of the 1st:
- Ozzie Albies singles on a line drive to right field, then steals second base. 1st of the night.
Top of the 3rd:
- Ozzie Albies singles on a line drive to right field. Lane Adams scores from third base. Braves lead 1-0.
- Ozzie Albies steals second base. 2nd of the night.
Bottom of the 4th:
- Travis d’Arnaud reaches on a force attempt, fielding error committed by Dansby Swanson. Juan Lagares scores from third base. Asdrúbal Cabrera advances to second base. Game tied 1-1.
Top of the 5th:
- Ender Inciarte singles on a line drive to center field tallying his 201st hit of the season.
Bottom of the 5th:
- Travis d’Arnaud singles on a ground ball to center field. Robert Gsellman and José Reyes score. Mets lead 3-1.
Bottom of the 6th:
- PITCHING CHANGE: Jason Motte relieves Sean Newcomb.
Top of the 7th:
- PITCHING CHANGE: Jamie Callahan relieves Robert Gsellman.
Bottom of the 7th:
- PITCHING CHANGE: Jim Johnson relieves Jason Motte.
- Two outs recorded, then a walk.
- Freddie Freeman commits hit 5th fielding error of the season. Brandon Nimmo reaches safely. Kevin Plawecki to second base.
- Dominic Smith pinch hits for the pitcher. Smith hits a 3 run home run to right field off of Jim Johnson. Mets lead 6-1.
- PITCHING CHANGE: Ian Krol relieves Jim Johnson.
- José Reyes doubles to left field. Matt Reynolds scores. Norichika Aoki to third base. Mets lead 7-1.
Top of the 8th:
- PITCHING CHANGE: Chasen Bradford relieves Jamie Callahan.
Bottom of the 8th:
- PITCHING CHANGE: Matt Wisler relieves Ian Krol.
Top of the 9th:
- PITCHING CHANGE: Paul Sewald relieves Chasen Bradford.
|E. Inciarte CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.305||.351||.412|
|O. Albies 2B||4||0||3||1||0||0||0||.281||.356||.447|
|F. Freeman 1B||4||0||0||0||0||2||0||.309||.401||.590|
|K. Suzuki C||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.277||.346||.524|
|R. Ruiz 3B||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||.197||.273||.317|
|D. Swanson SS||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||.231||.315||.327|
|J. Peterson LF||4||0||0||0||0||2||0||.214||.309||.319|
|L. Adams RF||3||1||2||0||0||1||0||.280||.352||.430|
|M. Johnson PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.143||.143||.143|
|S. Newcomb P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.037||.103||.037|
|J. Motte P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||.000|
|a – M. Adams PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.273||.318||.522|
|J. Johnson P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||.000|
|I. Krol P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||.000|
|M. Wisler P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||.000|
|A. Garcia PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.237||.270||.331|
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To start the final series of the season, tomorrow’s game will be at Miami against the Marlins. The start time is set for 7:10pm ET and the starters will be lefty Dillon Peters for the Fish and Julio Teheran for your Atlanta Braves.